Continuance of WSR 05-12-009.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR [05-08-066 on] March 31, 2005.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 315-06-125 Debts owed the state, changes to the rule will clarify the debt verification process.
Hearing Location(s): Lottery Headquarters, 214 4th Avenue East, Drawing Studio, Olympia, WA 98506, on November 17, 2005, at 9:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: November 10, 2005.
Submit Written Comments to: Ceil Buddeke, P.O. Box 43025, Olympia, WA 98504-3025, e-mail Cbuddeke@walottery.com, fax (360) 664-4833, by November 10, 2005.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Joan Reuell by November 10, 2005, TTY (360) 586-0933.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Washington's Lottery intends to recommend permanent amendment of this rule to clarify the verification requirements for debts owing to state agencies or political subdivisions.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Lottery prizes are subject to off-set debts owed to the state. This rule will expedite collections of obligations through improved interagency cooperation.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 67.70 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Washington's Lottery, public.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Ceil Buddeke, 814 East 4th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98507, (360) 664-4833.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule does not have a disproportionate impact on the state's small businesses.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Debt off set is mandated by statute. The rule is needed to achieve the general goals and specific objectives of RCW 67.70.255 to off set debts owing to state agencies or political subdivisions.
August 19, 2005