PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD
[Filed October 20, 1998, 4:35 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Bringing alcoholic beverages into the state for personal use, chapter 314-68 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030, 66.12.120.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The board will consider the following changes to chapter 314-68 WAC:
Rewrite the rules to make them clear and usable, per Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02.
Expand the definition of "bringing" as used in these rules, to allow for the shipment of alcohol when a person buys from an auction.
Allow a one-time exemption from payment of tax and markup for persons who inherit liquor or move into the state with liquor as part of their household items.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Custom Service. The Liquor Control Board will contact the United States Custom Service for input into the proposed rule making.
Process for Developing New Rule: Input from retail licensees, local governments, and other interested parties will be obtained through series of public meetings.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Teresa Berntsen, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080, (360) 586-1641, fax (360) 704-4920.
October 20, 1998
Nathan S. Ford, Jr.