WSR 97-13-070

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD

[Filed June 18, 1997, 8:46 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 314-60-040 Operations and procedures, revising hours of operation and regular meeting schedule.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The board currently meets with staff Tuesdays and Thursdays and conducts formal board meetings on Wednesdays. In order to better meet the needs of the citizens and more quickly respond to their concerns, the board would like to add Mondays and Fridays as days for additional staff work sessions. Further, such meetings would begin at 8:00 a.m. and extend until 5:00 p.m. to make better utilization of the day.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Discussions with the public, liquor licensees, liquor industry representatives, etc. during public hearing(s).

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Nathan S. Ford, Jr., Chairman, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080, phone (360) [753]-6268, FAX (360) 664-9689.

June 17, 1997

Nathan S. Ford, Jr.

Chairman

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office