WSR 21-22-077
[Filed November 1, 2021, 11:07 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 315-20 WAC, Procedural rulesContested casesPetitions for declaratory ruling and rule making. Washington's lottery is proposing to add a new section to this chapter to allow the agency to hold brief adjudicative proceedings (BAP) for certain administrative cases.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 67.70.040 (1), (3) and 34.05.482.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Washington's lottery is considering amendments to this chapter to allow the use of the BAP process and to identify which categories of cases are appropriate for a BAP in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act. This could allow the agency [to] resolve certain administrative cases faster and at less cost to the agency.
Process for Developing New Rule: The agency will use a collaborative rule-making process to develop the proposed rule. The lottery will post the draft rule on the agency's website and notify interested parties of the opportunity to provide informal comments. Staff will evaluate comments in coordination with the lottery commission and edit the draft rule consistent with the intent of this rule making prior to proposing the rule for adoption. The proposed rule will be shared with interested parties via the agency's website. Formal comments will be taken in writing during the formal comment period and in person at the public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kristi Weeks, P.O. Box 4300, Olympia, WA 98504-3000, phone 360-810-2881, fax 360-515-0416, email, website
November 1, 2021
Kristi Weeks
Director of Legal Services