WSR 13-17-103
[Filed August 21, 2013, 9:25 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 458-20-185 Tax on tobacco products and 458-20-186 Tax on cigarettes.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 82.32.300 and 82.01.060(2).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is considering amendments to the rules on the taxation of tobacco products and cigarettes to reflect legislative changes since 2010.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in this rule making may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by providing written comments throughout this rule making or giving oral testimony at the public meeting or public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. A preliminary draft of possible rule changes is available via the department's online Rules Agenda.
Written comments may be submitted by mail and should be directed to David Hesford, ITA Division, P.O. Box 47453, Olympia, WA 98504-7453, e-mail
Written and oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting.
Public Meeting Location: Capital Plaza Building, 4th Floor Executive Large Conference Room, 1025 Union Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA, on October 1, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.
Assistance For Persons With Disabilities: Contact Mary Carol LaPalm, (360) 725-7499 or Renee Cosare, (360) 725-7514, no later than ten days before the meeting date. For hearing impaired please contact us via the Washington relay operator at (800) 833-6384.
August 21, 2013
Alan R. Lynn
Assistant Director