[Filed November 18, 2019, 1:29 p.m., effective December 19, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Current raffle and licensing rules do not distinguish credit unions from other nonprofits even though there are some differences in organizational structure. The gambling commission needed to adopt new rules and amend an existing rule to allow credit unions to conduct raffles. Specifically, these rules were adopted to outline the requirements a credit union must follow in order to conduct a raffle, identify when a license to conduct a raffle by a credit union must be obtained, and outline what information must be provided by a credit union when applying for a raffle license.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: New WAC 230-11-013 Conducting a raffle by a credit union and 230-03-146 Applying for a raffle license by a credit union.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 19-19-074 on September 17, 2019.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: November 14, 2019.
WAC 230-03-146Applying for a raffle license by a credit union.
Credit unions may apply for a raffle-credit union license to operate raffles, as authorized under RCW 9.46.0209
(2) and 9.46.0315
. The credit union must provide:
(1) Proof they are currently a federally or state chartered credit union located in Washington and are in good standing; and
(2) Official meeting minutes of the organization for the last twelve months demonstrating they are in the business for nongambling purposes; and
(3) A listing of the names of the director, board chair, and board as defined in WAC 208-400-020; and
(4) A section in their bylaws or their articles of incorporation guaranteeing that, if the organization is dissolved, all raffle revenues less prizes and expenses must be distributed to a charitable and nonprofit organization as set out in RCW 9.46.0209
(5) A listing of the charitable and nonprofit organizations as set out in RCW 9.46.0209
(1) receiving all raffle revenues less prizes and expenses; and
(6) Any additional information requested by us.
WAC 230-11-013Conducting a raffle by a credit union.
The following requirements apply when a credit union organized and operating under state or federal law conducts a raffle:
(1) All revenue received from raffles, less prizes and expenses, must be devoted to purposes authorized in RCW 9.46.0209
(2) Tickets for such raffles can be sold only to, and winners are determined only from among, the regular members of the credit union; and
(3) All recordkeeping requirements outlined in this chapter must be met; and
(4) A license must be obtained if gross revenues from all such raffles held by the credit union during a calendar year exceed five thousand dollars.