Date of Adoption: May 11, 2001.
Purpose: Mr. William Krapf submitted a petition for rule change, which was filed at the March 2001 commission meeting. Currently, licensees can take advantage of a two-part payment plan if their licensing fees are $1,200 or more. Due to a decline in business and revenue, Mr. Krapf would like to reduce the threshold amount, from $1,200 to $800. When the agency first started the two-part payment plan, the threshold amount was $800. During our growth period, the threshold was increased to $1,200. It will now be reduced back to $800.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 230-04-190.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 01-07-091 on March 21, 2001, with a publication date of April 4, 2001.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
May 11, 2001
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-14-013, filed 6/20/97, effective 7/21/97)
WAC 230-04-190 Issuance of license -- Expiration -- Restrictions. The commission may only issue a license to qualified applicants. All licenses are issued subject to the following restrictions:
(1) The commission may issue the following licenses:
(a) Charitable and nonprofit organizations and agricultural fairs. The commission may issue a license to qualified bona fide charitable or nonprofit organizations or to qualified agricultural fairs to operate each of the following activities upon a specified location:
(iii) Amusement games;
(iv) Punch boards and pull-tabs;
(v) Social card games; and
(vi) Fund raising events as defined in RCW 9.46.0233: Provided, That any agricultural fair authorized under the provisions of chapter 15.76 or 36.37 RCW is prohibited from conducting fund raising events.
(b) Commercial amusement games. The commission may issue a separate license to any person to operate amusement games at one or more of the locations listed in WAC 230-04-138.
(c) Commercial stimulant card games. The commission may issue a license to any person operating a business primarily engaged in the selling of items of food or drink for consumption on the premises to allow a specified portion of a specified premises to be used by persons to play authorized card games.
(d) Public card room employee. The commission may issue a license to any person to perform duties in a public card room.
(e) Commercial stimulant punch boards and pull-tabs. The commission may issue a license to a person operating a business primarily engaged in the selling of items of food or drink for consumption on the premises to operate punch boards and pull-tabs upon specified premises.
(f) Manufacturers and distributors of gambling equipment and paraphernalia. The commission may issue a separate or combination license to the following:
(i) Manufacturers of punch boards, pull-tabs, devices for the dispensing of pull-tabs, bingo equipment, and other gambling equipment, supplies, and paraphernalia; and
(ii) Distributors of punch boards, pull-tabs, devices for the dispensing of pull-tabs, bingo equipment, and any gambling equipment, supplies, or paraphernalia for use in connection with authorized activities.
(g) Representatives of manufacturers or distributors. The commission may issue a separate license to a representative of a manufacturer or distributor to engage in the sale and distribution of gambling equipment and paraphernalia.
(h) Recreational gaming activity permit. The commission may issue a permit to an organization that has been in existence for at least six months to conduct a recreational gaming activity as defined by WAC 230-02-505.
License expiration.)) Each such license shall be
valid for the period of time or the level of gross gambling
receipts set forth on the license. In no case shall the time
period exceed one year from the date that such license is issued:
Provided, That license expiration dates may be adjusted by
commission staff to schedule workload. Organizations licensed
for more than one activity may have all expiration dates adjusted
to end on the same day. Whenever license expiration dates are
adjusted under this provision, the required fee shall be prorated
by the commission. The prorated fees shall be computed on a
monthly basis (i.e., one-twelfth of the annual payment per month)
and subtracted from the regular annual fee. A prorated fee will
be based on the number of whole months remaining upon approval of
a license. For purposes of computing fees under this section,
any part of a month in which the activity is authorized to be
operated shall be deemed to be a whole month. Any difference
between the required fee which exceeds twenty dollars, shall be
refunded to the applicant. Specific expiration dates are as
(a) Licenses issued to conduct any authorized activity in connection with and upon the site of a qualified agricultural fair, qualified community-wide civic festival, qualified world's fair, or qualified civic center shall be valid only for the duration of the fair or festival, or, in the case of an activity at a civic center, for the seasons during which the civic center is operating and open to the public. In no event shall such license exceed one calendar year.
(b) A license issued to conduct a raffle in connection with a qualified agricultural fair, qualified community-wide civic festival or qualified world's fair shall be in effect from the date the license was issued through the conclusion of the fair or festival;
(c) A license issued to conduct a card tournament shall be valid only for the duration of the tournament, but in no event shall exceed ten consecutive days;
(d) A license issued to conduct a fund raising event shall be valid only for the place and time set forth in the application or otherwise approved by the commission. The number of events permitted under the license in any calendar year is subject to the limitations set out in RCW 9.46.0233 defining a fund raising event: Provided, That a fund raising event license shall allow an organization to have possession of gambling equipment authorized for use at a fund raising event for a period of one year beginning on the day of the event and to rent such for up to four occasions per year to other organizations licensed to operate fund raising events;
(e) A license issued to an individual shall be valid for a period not to exceed one year from the date the individual was assigned duties requiring a license, the date the license was actually issued, or as set forth elsewhere in this title, whichever occurs first: Provided, That a charitable or nonprofit gambling manager or distributor representative license shall become void upon a change of employer; and
(f) A bingo license that has been limited under the restrictions of WAC 230-20-062 shall expire when the level of authorized gross gambling receipts is reached. A license that expires under this subsection shall not be granted an increase in license class for the current license period until all requirements of WAC 230-04-260 have been met or the commission grants an increase in license class under procedures set forth in WAC 230-20-062.
Reinstating expired licenses.
(3) If any licensee fails to submit a properly completed application and all applicable fees prior to the normal expiration date, the license shall expire and the operation of the applicable activity must immediately cease. When a license expires, a new application must then be submitted and a prelicensing evaluation/investigation to the extent deemed necessary by the director will be completed prior to granting a license: Provided, That if a properly completed renewal application and fees are received at the commission headquarters office within the fourteen-day period following the expiration date, the commission may reinstate the license using normal renewal procedures. Reinstating a license under this provision does not, in any case, grant authority to operate the activity during the period between the normal expiration date and the date of reinstatement.
Two-part payment plan for license fees.
(4) The commission may allow an applicant renewing an annual license or applying for an additional license to pay the license fee in two payments under the following conditions:
(a) The license fee is at least ((
one thousand two)) eight
(b) The applicant pays an administrative processing fee as set forth in WAC 230-04-202 or 230-04-203, plus one-half of the annual license fee at the time of application or renewal;
(c) Licenses issued under the two-payment plan shall be issued with an expiration date as determined by subsection (2) of this section and a second-half payment due date. If the second-half payment is received on or before the due date, the license will remain in effect until the expiration date. If the licensee fails to submit the second-half payment prior to the due date, the license shall expire and all operations of the activity must stop; and
(d) Gross gambling receipts during the first-half payment period must not exceed fifty percent of the authorized class limitation for annual gross gambling receipts. Licensees whose gross gambling receipts exceed fifty percent of the authorized level shall be required to apply for a license at the appropriate license class as required by WAC 230-04-260 and pay the full upgrade fee, plus an administrative processing fee, as set forth in WAC 230-04-202 and 230-04-203.
(5))) Conditions of license issuance.
(5) All activities so licensed are licensed subject to compliance with all of the applicable provisions of chapter 9.46 RCW, including any amendments thereto, all applicable rules and regulations passed by the commission, all other applicable laws of the United States, the state of Washington and all political subdivisions of the state of Washington which include but are not limited to the following:
(a) Business licenses or permits;
(b) Health certificates;
(c) Fire inspections;
(d) Use and occupancy permit; and
(e) Liquor license or permit.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 (1), (2). 97-14-013, 230-04-190, filed 6/20/97, effective 7/21/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 and 9.46.116. 96-24-007 (Order 304), 230-04-190, filed 11/21/96, effective 1/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 94-23-007, 230-04-190, filed 11/3/94, effective 1/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.0331. 91-22-029 (Order 229), 230-04-190, filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91. Statutory Authority: Chapter 9.46 RCW. 91-15-040 (Order 224), 230-04-190, filed 7/17/91, effective 8/17/91. Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW. 90-03-064 (Order 203), 230-04-190, filed 1/18/90, effective 2/18/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 (4), (11) and (14). 89-24-002 (Order 201), 230-04-190, filed 11/27/89, effective 12/28/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 (7), (8), (9), (10), (14), (19) and (20). 89-09-047 (Order 190), 230-04-190, filed 4/18/89, effective 7/1/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 (8), (11) and (14). 88-13-060 (Order 179), 230-04-190, filed 6/14/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070 (1), (2), (3), (4) and (14). 87-21-015 (Order 172), 230-04-190, filed 10/9/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.020(23). 81-03-045 (Order 105), 230-04-190, filed 1/16/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070(16). 78-06-066 (Order 85), 230-04-190, filed 5/25/78. Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070(10). 78-05-043 (Order 84), 230-04-190, filed 4/21/78; Order 78, 230-04-190, filed 11/17/77; Order 51, 230-04-190, filed 4/30/76; Order 42, 230-04-190, filed 9/18/75; Order 23, 230-04-190, filed 9/23/74; Order 5, 230-04-190, filed 12/19/73.]