Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: This rule was amended to reflect a 2012 legislative change (SB 6465) to RCW 9.46.0315 to allow charitable and nonprofit organizations offering members-only raffles to obtain a raffle license. By obtaining a license, they can now exceed the yearly gross revenue limit of $5,000 which applies to unlicensed raffles.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See above.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 230-06-020.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070 and 9.46.0315.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-15-040 on July 13, 2012.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: September 13, 2012.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 601, filed 8/22/06, effective 1/1/08)
WAC 230-06-020 Restrictions on alcohol as prizes. Licensees must not offer or award beverages that contain alcohol as a prize or in place of a prize for any gambling activity except:
(1) Dice or coin contests for music, food, or beverage payment as authorized by RCW 9.46.0305; and
Unlicensed)) Members-only raffles authorized by RCW 9.46.0315, but only if the liquor control board granted the
appropriate permit; and
(3) Other gambling activities where the liquor control board has authorized alcohol as a prize.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 06-17-132 (Order 601), § 230-06-020, filed 8/22/06, effective 1/1/08.]