WSR 05-24-096



[ Filed December 7, 2005, 9:03 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Punchboard and pull-tab service businesses.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A punchboard and pull-tab (PB/PT) service business provides nonmanagement related record-keeping services to PB/PT operators. If the PB/PT service has combined total gross billings of $20,000 or less, they can get a PB/PT service business license for $217. If the business exceeds the $20,000 threshold, they would need a service supplier license, which costs $630.

     We have received a petition for rule change from Susan Guarascio, owner of Pull-Tab Countess, requesting an amendment to WAC 230-02-205 (2)(d) to increase the threshold from $20,000 to $25,000. She also requests that we consider making a sliding scale fee schedule based on gross receipts for the PB/PT service business license.

     Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties can participate in the discussion of this proposed change by attending a commission meeting, or contacting the agency rules coordinator at the contact information below.

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Rick Day, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3446; Neal Nunamaker, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3449; or Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466, e-mail

     [Meetings on] January 13, 2006, at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188, (206) 575-8220; on February 10, 2006, at the Phoenix Inn, 415 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 570-0555; and on March 10, 2006, at the Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 943-4000.

December 6, 2005

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator