[Filed December 30, 2020, 2:42 p.m.]
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 230-06-155 Defining "gross sales," 230-06-160 Defining "net gambling receipts," 230-06-165 Defining "net gambling income," and 230-06-175 Defining "cost."
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The definitions of "gross sales," "net gambling receipts," "net gambling income," and "cost" strictly pertain to rules related to activity reporting. The gambling commission has completed its transition from activity reporting to quarterly licensing reporting and all other rules related to activity reporting have been repealed, therefore these definitions are no longer relevant.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The repeal of these definitions will reduce confusion as they do not pertain to current rules.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 9.46.070
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Washington state gambling commission, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Brian Considine, Attorney, 4565 7th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, 360-486-3469; Implementation: David Trujillo, Director, 4565 7th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, 360-486-3512; and Enforcement: Tina Griffin, Assistant Director, 4565 7th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, 360-486-3546.
This notice meets the following criteria to use the expedited repeal process for these rules:
The rule is no longer necessary because of changed circumstances.
Explanation of the Reason the Agency Believes the Expedited Rule-Making Process is Appropriate: The gambling commission transitioned from activity reporting to quarterly license reporting in 2017-18, and as a result, all rules related to activity reporting were repealed once this transition was complete. These definitions relate to rules that have already been repealed and therefore are no longer necessary.
THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Ashlie Laydon, Washington State Gambling Commission, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, phone 360-486-3473, fax 360-486-3632, email firstname.lastname@example.org, AND RECEIVED BY March 9, 2021.
December 30, 2020
The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
Defining "gross sales."
Defining "net gambling receipts."
Defining "net gambling income."