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Rule Making Activities

Comment on Proposed Rules


The Lottery occasionally seeks public comments on various topics, including proposed rule changes.

Current Requests for Public Comments

To submit your comments, please complete the form below. Please note that your comments will be considered a public record and will be subject to disclosure upon request.


Rule Making Process


When we adopt a new or amended rule, we do so through permanent rulemaking, expedited rulemaking or emergency rulemaking.

The permanent rulemaking process

Stage 1

A Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (CR-101 form) is filed with the Code Reviser's Office.

Stage 2

A Proposed Rulemaking (CR-102 form) and the proposed rule language are filed with the Code Reviser's Office. Notice of the public hearing date and comment period are provided on the CR-102 form.

Stage 3

A Rulemaking Order of Adoption (CR-103 form) and the final rule language are filed with the Code Reviser's Office.

Stage 4

The rule adoption or repeal becomes effective 31 days after filing the Rule Making Order of Adoption with the Code Reviser's Office unless a later date is specified.

The expedited adoption rulemaking process

Stage 1

Expedited Rulemaking (CR-105 form) and the expedited proposed language or expedited repeal language are filed with the Code Reviser's Office.

Stage 2

A Rulemaking Order of Adoption (CR-103 form) and the rule adoption language are filed with the Code Reviser's Office.

Stage 3

The rule adoption or repeal becomes effective 31 days after filing the Rule Making Order of Adoption with the Code Reviser's Office unless a later date is specified.

The emergency rulemaking process

Stage 1

A Rulemaking Order of Adoption (CR-103 form) and the rule adoption language are filed with the Code Reviser's Office.

Stage 2

The rule becomes effective upon filing, unless a later date is specified.


Washington State Register


During the review process, all proposed rule changes are published in the Washington State Register.