[Filed January 19, 2021, 12:48 p.m., effective February 19, 2021]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: SB 6120 was signed on March 26, 2020, which amended RCW 9.46.0209
(1)(i) to include "scientific" to the list of purposes of which a bona fide charitable or nonprofit organization may be organized or operated and therefore qualify for licensure to operate gambling activities under the Gambling Act. The gambling commission needed to adopt rule language defining "scientific" as authorized in RCW 9.46.0209
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: New WAC 230-03-133 Defining "scientific."
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 20-17-139 [20-24-027] on January 14, 2021 [November 20, 2020].
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: January 14, 2021.
WAC 230-03-133Defining "scientific."
"Scientific" as used in RCW 9.46.0209
means the carrying on of scientific research in the public interest. Scientific research will be regarded as carried out in the public interest if it either is performed for the federal or state government or is directed toward benefiting the public. This includes scientific research carried out for the purpose of:
(1) Aiding in the scientific education of students; or
(2) Obtaining scientific information which is published in a treatise, thesis, trade publication, or other form that is made available to the public; or
(3) Discovering a cure for a disease.