WSR 09-04-030



[ Filed January 29, 2009, 11:38 a.m. ]

Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda

January 1 through June 30, 2009

Following is the liquor control board's semi-annual rule-making agenda for publication in the Washington state register pursuant to RCW 34.05.314.

There may be additional rule-making activity not on the agenda as conditions warrant.

If you have questions about this rule-making agenda, please contact Karen McCall, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080, phone (360) 664-1631, e-mail

WAC Chapter or Section(s) Subject Matter Current Activity




or Expedited (CR-105)





Rules review - general cleanup of rules that outline what happens in an administrative hearing and other rules that implement the Administrative Procedure Act. WSR 04-08-109

filed 4/6/04

WSR 08-09-048

filed 4/9/08

WSR 08-19-056

filed 8/13/08

314-10 Rules review - youth access to tobacco rules. WSR 07-17-087

filed 8/15/07

WSR 08-06-107

filed 3/5/08

refiled 7/9/08

WSR 08-20-109

filed 9/30/08



Rules review - public records requests, annual reports, and liquor pamphlets. WSR 07-21-101

filed 10/19/07

WSR 09-03-076

filed 1/15/09

314-48 Rules review - transportation of liquor. WSR 08-06-103

filed 3/5/08

WSR 08-12-113

filed 6/4/08

WSR 08-17-035

filed 8/13/08

314-76 Rules review - special orders. WSR 08-06-105

filed 3/5/08

WSR 08-16-137

filed 8/6/08

WSR 08-21-133

filed 10/20/08

314-37 Rules review - liquor vendors. Expect to file CR-101




Rules review - liquor samples. Expect to file CR-101
Rule making may include several chapters in TITLE 314 WAC Rules review - added activities. Expect to file CR-101
Rule making may include several chapters in TITLE 314 WAC Rules review - requirements, permissions, and restrictions for restaurant licenses. Expect to file CR-101
Rule making may include several chapters in TITLE 314 WAC Rules review - requirements for restaurants, taverns and clubs selling beer and/or wine for off-premises consumption. Expect to file CR-101
Rule making may include several chapters in TITLE 314 WAC Rules review - requirements for grocery stores, beer/wine specialty shops, and beer/wine gift delivery licensees delivering beer/wine. Expect to file CR-101
314-68 Rules review - importation of alcoholic beverages for personal or household use. Expect to file CR-101
314-21 Rules review - controlled purchase programs. Expect to file CR-101
314-44 Rules review - licensed agents. Expect to file CR-101
314-45 Rules review - serving and donating of liquor by suppliers at trade conventions of licensees. Expect to file CR-101
314-52 Advertising. Expect to file CR-101
Rules Implementing Legislation
Licensing Process

Definition (public institution)

Implementing SSB 6540/06 - modifies the processing of liquor licenses. WSR 06-09-102

filed 4/19/06



Process for local government objections to liquor license renewals.

(technical correction)

WSR 06-19-117

filed 9/20/06

May be incorporated with other license processing rule making.
314-09 (new sections) Implementing EHB 2113/07 - guidelines for interpreting the terms "pervasive pattern" and "unreasonably high number of DUI referrals" as part of the definition of chronic illegal activity included in a local government objection to a liquor license application or renewal of a liquor license. WSR 07-17-085

filed 8/15/07

New Hotel License
314-02-005 What is the purpose of this chapter?

314-02-010 Definitions.

314-02-041 What is a hotel license?

New Sections

Implementing portions of E2SSB 5859 Establishing a hotel liquor license WSR 08-02-090

filed 1/2/08

WSR 08-12-114

filed 6/4/08

WSR 08-17-067

filed 8/18/08

Tied House Exceptions
314-05-020 What is a special occasion license? Implementing SHB 3128/06 - allows winery licensees to sit on boards of charitable nonprofit organizations holding retail liquor licenses. WSR 06-09-105

filed 4/19/06

See below See below
314-05-020 What is a special occasion license?

314-05-030 Guidelines for special occasion license events.

E2SSB 5859 - allowing a nonprofit winery trade organization to hold a special occasion license.

SSB 6770/08 - allows domestic breweries and wineries to furnish beer and wine without charge to nonprofit trade associations.

WSR 08-15-070

filed 7/15/08

WSR 08-21-121

filed 10/15/08

WSR 09-02-01

filed 12/29/08

Brewery and microbrewery regulation
314-20-015 Licensed brewers -- Retail sales of beer on brewery premises -- Spirit, beer and wine restaurant operation. Implementing HB 3154/06 - allows a domestic brewery or microbrewery holding a spirits, beer, and wine restaurant license to sell kegs "to go" of its own production and to sell its beer in small containers from the tap in the restaurant "to go." WSR 06-09-104

filed 4/19/06

See below See below
314-20 new sections Implementing SSB 6572/08 - allows microbrewery to have an off-site warehouse. WSR 08-15-068

filed 7/15/08

WSR 08-21-117

filed 10/15/08

WSR 09-02-009

filed 12/29/08

Retail licensee regulation
314-02-015 What is a spirits, beer, and wine restaurant license?

314-02-060 What is a caterer's endorsement?

314-02-120 How do licensees get keg registration forms?

Implementing SSB 6770/08 - allows SBW restaurant to sell bottled wine for off-premises consumption;

E2SSB 5859/07 - allows restaurant licensees with a catering endorsement to store alcohol off the restaurant site;

and HB 1349/07 - allows spirits, beer, and wine restaurant licensees to sell kegs "to go."

WSR 08-15-071

filed 7/15/08

WSR 08-21-123

filed 10/15/08

WSR 09-02-012

filed 12/29/08

Winery regulation
314-24-220 Licensing and operation of bonded wine warehouses.

314-24 new sections

Implementing SSB 6770/08 - allows wineries to sell wine of their own production at retail for on or off premises consumption at additional winery location; and allows additional activity to take place at a bonded wine warehouse. WSR 08-15-072

filed 7/15/08

WSR 08-21-120

filed 10/15/08

WSR 09-02-011

filed 12/29/08

Craft distillery regulation
314-28 new sections Implementing SHB 2959/08 - establishes a craft distillery license. WSR 08-15-069

filed 7/15/08

WSR 08-21-119

filed 10/15/08

WSR 09-02-011

filed 12/29/08

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