[Filed May 28, 2020, 1:55 p.m., effective June 28, 2020]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: 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 amending the received dates to be consistent with other state agencies and to improve compliance rates.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 230-05-124 Quarterly license reports and quarterly license fees.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 20-05-083 on February 18, 2020.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: May 14, 2020.
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 1 through June 30
July 1 through September 30
October 1 through December 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.