WSR 17-20-085
[Filed October 3, 2017, 12:15 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 third rules package will likely go before the commission at their meeting in November.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and interested parties can participate in the discussion of this proposed rules change by attending a gambling commission public meeting to talk with staff or commissioners for present public testimony on any proposed rule or they may contact the 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 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
October 3, 2017
Brian J. Considine
Legal and Legislative Manager