WSR 20-05-083
[Filed February 18, 2020, 2:50 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 20-01-163.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amend WAC 230-05-124 Quarterly license reports and quarterly license fees.
Hearing Location(s): On April 9 and 10, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2101 Henderson Park Lane S.E., Olympia, WA 98501. Hearing will take place at the April commission meeting. The meeting date and time is tentative. Visit our website at about seven days prior to the meeting to confirm the hearing date, location, and start time.
Date of Intended Adoption: April 10, 2020.
Submit Written Comments to: Ashlie Laydon, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, email, fax 360-486-3632, by March 30, 2020.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Julie Anderson, phone 360-486-3453, TTY 360-486-3637, email, by March 30, 2020.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: In 2017-18, the gambling commission amended its rules to simplify its reporting and fee structure. After a year of implementation, the gambling commission is considering amending the received dates to be consistent with other state agencies and to improve compliance rates.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: A review of our records found that approximately five hundred quarterly license reports were received one day late, on the 31st rather than on the 30th, therefore, changing the due date to the 31st will assist licensees by potentially improving compliance and reducing the prevalence of late fees.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 9.46.070.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Washington state gambling commission, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Brian Considine, Attorney, 4565 7th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, 360-486-3469; Implementation: David Trujillo, Director, 4565 7th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, 360-486-3512; and Enforcement: Tina Griffin, Assistant Director, 4565 7th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, 360-486-3546.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. A cost-benefit analysis is not required per RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a)(i).
The proposed rule does not impose more-than-minor costs on businesses. Following is a summary of the agency's analysis showing how costs were calculated. No costs are associated with this rule change.
February 14, 2020
Ashlie Laydon
Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 18-05-026, filed 2/9/18, effective 5/1/18)
WAC 230-05-124Quarterly license ((fees and))reports and quarterly license ((reports))fees.
All licensed organizations must submit quarterly license ((fees and))reports and quarterly license ((reports))fees to us for each licensed gambling activity beginning with the first quarter of their license year. The quarterly license fee is due with the quarterly license report.
The quarterly license reports must be in the format we require and must:
Cover the period:
Be received by us no later than:
January 1 through March 31
April 30
April 1 through June 30
July ((30))31
July 1 through September 30
October ((30))31
October 1 through December 31
January ((30))31
(2) Be received online at our administrative office or postmarked no later than the dates indicated in the table in subsection (1) of this section; and
(3) Be submitted even if there is no quarterly license fee payable to us; and
(4) Be accurate; and
(5) Be completed by the highest ranking executive officer or a designee. If someone other than the licensee or an employee prepares the report, the preparer must include his or her name and business telephone number on the report; and
(6) Be submitted for any period of time the license was valid, even if there was no gambling activity or the gambling license was not renewed.