May 1, 2013

To the Honorable Speaker and Members,
The House of Representatives of the State of Washington

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I am returning herewith, without my approval, Substitute House Bill No. 1422 entitled:

"AN ACT Relating to the beer and wine tasting endorsement for grocery stores."

This bill authorizes grocery stores licensed by the Washington State Liquor Control Board to sell beer and wine to apply to the Board for an endorsement to offer beer and wine tasting, if they operate a fully enclosed retail area encompassing at least 10,000 square feet. The intent and policy of this bill is fully covered in Substitute Senate Bill 5517, which I previously signed into law on April 23, 2013. This bill, therefore, is unnecessary.

For this reason I have vetoed Substitute House Bill 1422 in its entirety.

Respectfully submitted,
Jay Inslee