WSR 17-17-096
[Filed August 18, 2017, 1:12 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The gambling commission is considering amending and simplifying its current licensing fee structure in Title 230 WAC. This will also include amending how licensees report their activities and pay their licensing fees under Title 230 WAC.
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: The gambling commission has approximately one hundred ninety-four different fees for commercial and nonprofit organizations and individuals. This fee schedule is typically based on a "class" system, which can be cumbersome for licensees and agency staff. The gambling commission is looking to simplify this current system to allow it to be easier to navigate and have a licensing fee schedule that is more predictable for both the agency and its licensees. Staff will bring forward the rules in several rule packages/filings. The second rules package will likely go before the commission at their meeting in October.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, phone 360-486-3447, fax 360-486-3624, TTY 360-486-3637, email, web site
Additional comments: We anticipate the second batch of rule proposals will be on the commission agenda at the October meeting, and the commissioners and agency will discuss all changes at its public meetings until a final decision is made, most likely in the first quarter of 2018. To discuss these rule proposals in person with commissioners and staff, please attend an upcoming commission meeting. Check our web site under "Public Meetings" for agendas, meeting dates, locations and start times.
August 18, 2017
Michelle Rancour
Acting Rules Coordinator