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PDFWAC 315-04-230

Licensing of enterprises operated by or subject to jurisdiction of Indian tribes.

(1) The director is authorized to license as lottery retailers businesses which are operated by federally recognized Indian tribes, or operated upon lands subject to the jurisdiction of such Indian tribes, if the tribal council of the tribe having jurisdiction has passed an ordinance or resolution agreeing to the following provisions:
(a) All matters relating to the issuance, suspension, and revocation of such license, as well as the manner in which the sale of lottery tickets is conducted by the licensee, shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the state of Washington, and no inconsistent tribal laws, ordinances, resolutions, or rules exist or will be enacted.
(b) In the event of litigation involving the issuance, suspension, or revocation of any such license, the conduct of the business as a lottery retailer, the financial relationship between any licensee and the lottery or any other matter connected with the lottery or its operation, the courts of the state of Washington shall have jurisdiction, and venue shall be proper only in Thurston County.
(c) Administrative disputes shall be submitted to the jurisdiction of the director, Washington state lottery, or any lawfully appointed designee thereof, and shall be conducted in accordance with Washington state law.
(d) Lottery employees and vendors, including investigators and enforcement officers, may enter upon trust lands and property including lands owned by the tribe or its members, solely for the purposes of conducting investigations and enforcing the provisions of chapter 67.70 RCW.
(2) A certified copy of such ordinance or resolution shall be filed along with the application for licensure of any business located on Indian lands, or operated by an Indian tribe.
(3) In the event any law of the state of Washington relating to matters contained in subsection (1) of this section is enacted, modified, or repealed, tribal laws, ordinances, resolutions, or rules must be changed to be consistent with the revised laws of the state of Washington. The director may (a) suspend licenses issued pursuant to this section pending tribal council action to make such changes, and/or (b) revoke such licenses if the required changes are not made within ninety days.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040 (1), (3). WSR 21-06-052, § 315-04-230, filed 2/25/21, effective 3/28/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.70.040. WSR 87-01-057 (Order 96), § 315-04-230, filed 12/16/86.]
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