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                            SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5520



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor (originally sponsored by Senators Newhouse, Jesernig, Murray, Matson, Skratek, Vognild, Bluechel, McCaslin, West, Hayner, Stratton, Patterson, Gaspard, Rinehart, Bauer and Saling).


Read first time March 5, 1991.Creating permits for wine shipments to and from individuals.

     AN ACT Relating to shipments of wine; adding new sections to chapter 66.12 RCW; and prescribing penalties.




     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.      Notwithstanding any other provision of Title 66 RCW, the holder of a license to manufacture wine in a state which affords holders of a Washington license issued under RCW 66.24.170 an equal reciprocal shipping privilege, may ship for personal use and not for resale not more than two cases of wine of its own manufacture per year, with each case containing not more than nine liters, to any state resident twenty-one years of age or older.  Out-of-state wine manufacturers that are authorized to ship wine pursuant to sections 1 through 4 of this act shall first obtain a license from the Washington state liquor control board under procedures prescribed by rule of the board, before shipping wine into Washington.  Delivery of a shipment under this section shall not be deemed to constitute a sale in this state.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.      The shipping container of any wine sent into or out of this state under section 1 of this act shall be clearly labeled to indicate that the package cannot be delivered to a person under twenty-one years of age or to an intoxicated person.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 3.      Pickup, delivery, or acceptance of any container of wine, by a person, that is shipped into this state to a person from a person who is not licensed as provided in section 1 of this act, shall constitute a civil violation and be subject to the penalties imposed by chapter 66.44 RCW.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 4.      A license issued under section 1 of this act to a wine manufacturer, shipper, or person located outside this state who, within this state, advertises for or solicits consumers to engage in interstate reciprocal wine shipment under sections 1 through 4 of this act shall be revoked.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 5.      Sections 1 through 4 of this act are each added to chapter 66.12 RCW.