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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

  • NONE at this time.

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.