PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
WASHINGTON STATE LOTTERY
[Filed January 9, 2020, 12:25 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 315-04 WAC, Licensing procedure, Washington's lottery is considering amending this chapter in order to provide clarity for applicants and licensees, streamline processes, and align rule language with current practices.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 67.70.040
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The existing language has not been updated for eight or more years and may not align with current agency practices and/or industry best practices. The lottery is considering amendments to this chapter in order to provide clear and consistent direction for applicants, licensees, and staff.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The agency will use a collaborative rule-making process to develop the proposed rule. The lottery will post the draft rule on the agency's website and notify interested parties of the opportunity to provide informal comments. Staff will evaluate comments in coordination with the lottery commission and edit the draft rule consistent with the intent of this rule making prior to proposing the rule for adoption. The proposed rule will be shared with interested parties via the agency's website. Formal comments will be taken in writing during the formal comment period and in person at the public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kristi Weeks, P.O. Box 4300, Olympia, WA 98504-3000, phone 360-810-2881, fax 360-515-0416, email KWeeks@walottery.com, website www.walottery.com.
January 9, 2020
Director of Legal Services