WSR 11-24-098

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD


[ Filed December 7, 2011, 11:08 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: New sections in chapter 314-02 WAC, Requirements for retail liquor licensees, create new chapter 314-23 WAC, Spirits distributors and spirits certificate of approval licenses, and revise chapter 314-28 WAC, Distilleries.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030; the following new sections in Initiative 1183 created new laws directing the board to establish rules: Sections 103, 104, 105, 123, 206.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: New rules are needed to implement Initiative 1183 that passed on November 8, 2011. Parts of the initiative become effective on December 8, 2011. New license types were created and the state of Washington changed from a controlled liquor system to a privatized liquor system. Emergency rules were adopted to clarify the language in the new laws created in Initiative 1183. Permanent rules are needed.

Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties can participate in the discussions formulating this rule change by contacting or sending written comments to the agency staff listed below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Karen McCall, Agency Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080, (360) 664-1631, fax (360) 664-9689, e-mail rules@liq.wa.gov.

December 7, 2011

Sharon Foster

Chairman

Washington State Code Reviser's Office