Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-02-038 with a published date of February 18, 2000.
Title of Rule: Licensee reporting requirements, WAC 230-12-310.
Purpose: To clarify and streamline which criminal and civil actions must be reported to the commission. Furthermore, language was added so that licensees are required to report administrative actions related to gambling and ownership issues to the commission. In the past, it was not clear if "civil actions" included administrative actions.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.
Summary: See Purpose above.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Susan Arland, Lacey, (360) 438-7654 ext. 374; Implementation: Ben Bishop, Lacey, (360) 438-7640; and Enforcement: Sherri Winslow, Lacey, (360) 438-7654 ext. 301.
Name of Proponent: Staff, governmental.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: See Purpose above.
Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See Purpose above.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Proposal is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(2); therefore, a small business economic impact statement is not required.
Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. This agency does not choose to make section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, apply to this rule adoption.
Hearing Location: Pasco Doubletree Hotel, 252  North 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 98301, (509) 547-0701, on April 14, 2000, at 1:30 p.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Shirley Corbett by April 3, 2000, TDD (360) 438-7638, or (360) 438-7654 ext. 302.
Submit Written Comments to: Susan Arland, Mailstop 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, fax (360) 438-8652, by April 3, 2000.
Date of Intended Adoption: April 14, 2000.
February 15, 2000
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 162, filed 10/14/86)
Licensees to report to the commission all civil ((
or)), criminal and select administrative actions filed
(1) Each licensee shall report to the commission,
all civil ((
or)), criminal and select administrative actions
filed by or against the licensee or the licensee's president,
chief executive officer, chairman of the board, treasurer (chief
financial officer), partner or any person holding a substantial
interest or manager of the licensed gambling activity this
includes, but is not limited to, actions involving the ownership
or control of the business, managers, or dissolutions of
substantial interest holders, and actions, such as patent
infringement. All civil cases involving personal injury, debt
collection, adoption, paternity, wage disputes and noncriminal
traffic infractions need not be reported.
(2) Licensees must report administrative actions from other gambling regulatory agencies, including those from other countries.
(3) The report shall consist of a complete copy of the original documents filed. The licensee shall notify the commission of the final disposition of the case and include a copy of the final documents filed including, but not limited to, settlement agreements.
(3))) (4) This report shall be attached to the next
quarterly activity report filed with the commission. Organizations not required to submit quarterly reports shall send
the report to the commission within thirty days of their receipt
of notice of the action filed and within thirty days have the
(4))) (5) The director may exempt reporting specific types
of civil actions upon written request and for good cause shown.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 9.46 RCW. 86-21-060 (Order 162), § 230-12-310, filed 10/14/86; Order 15, § 230-12-310, filed 4/17/74.]