WSR 98-12-090

EXPEDITED ADOPTION

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD

[Filed June 2, 1998, 1:15 p.m.]



Title of Rule: WAC 314-12-025 Applicants for temporary licenses--Fee--Who qualifies, 314-12-130 No liquor deliveries on Sunday--Exceptions, 314-12-135 Business entertainment--Records, 314-12-140 Prohibited practices--Contracts--Gifts--Rebates, etc, 314-12-141 Courses of instruction, 314-12-145 Credit on nonliquor food items--Conditions--Recordkeeping, 314-15-010 Motel--Definition--General provisions--Fee, 314-15-020 Purchase of liquor, 314-15-030 Sale of liquor--Motel, 314-15-040 Security and storage of liquor--Definition of honor bar--Motel, 314-15-050 Records--Motel, 314-16-020 Dispensing apparatus and containers--Furnishing of certain devices, 314-16-025 "Minor prohibited" posting required in classified premises, 314-16-040 Service limited to license and order--Removal of liquor in open containers--Room service--Price list, 314-16-050 Hours of operation, 314-16-070 Minors--Employment, 314-16-075 Musicians, disc jockeys, sound or lighting technicians, persons performing janitorial services, employees of amusement device companies, security officers, fire fighters and law enforcement officers employment, 314-16-090 Bottles and containers--Reuse, 314-16-110 Liquor purchases by spirits, beer and wine restaurant, club and sports/entertainment facility licensees, 314-16-115 Hotels with spirits, beer and wine restaurants and spirits, beer and wine clubs with overnight sleeping accommodations--Sales by the bottle to registered guests--Conditions, 314-16-150 No sale of liquor to minors, intoxicated persons, etc., 314-16-160 Records--Purchases--Reports, 314-16-190 Spirits, beer and wine restaurant--Qualifications, 314-16-195 Spirits, beer and wine restaurant restricted--Qualifications, 314-16-196 Spirits, beer and wine restaurant--Floor space requirements--Conditions for service bar only premises, 314-16-197 Minimum qualifications for applicants who apply for beer and/or wine restaurant licenses in lieu of presently held tavern license, 314-16-199 Cocktail lounge declassification--Sunday dining events, 314-16-200 Minimum qualifications for issuance of grocery store or beer and/or wine specialty shop licenses, 314-16-205 Minimum qualifications for issuance for a beer and wine gift delivery license, 314-16-210 Spirits, beer and wine restaurant license fees in unincorporated areas--Seasonal operations--Prorating fees, 314-16-230 Authorization for sale of beer and/or wine in unopened bottles for off-premises consumption under special occasion license, 314-16-240 Beer and/or wine specialty shop licenses--Principal business sale of beer and wine for off-premises consumption--Authorization for selling or serving samples, 314-16-250 Retail sale of malt liquor in kegs, 314-16-220 Class F licensees--Principal business sale of wine for off-premises consumption--Authorization for selling or serving samples, 314-18-030 Applicants--Retail liquor licensees ineligible--Exceptions, 314-18-040 Issuance fee--Restrictions, 314-18-060 Liquor to be served and consumed--Restrictions, 314-20-005 Application procedure--Beer distributor's or importer's license, 314-20-010 Brewers--Importers--Distributors--Monthly reports--Tax refund procedures, 314-20-015 Licensed brewers--Retail sales of beer on brewery premises--Beer served without charge on premises--Spirits, beer and wine restaurant operation, 314-20-020 Beer labels--Certificate of label approval required--Labels to be submitted, 314-20-030 Packages--Classification, 314-20-050 Beer distributors--Importers--Brewers--Records--Preservation, 314-20-060 Beer distributors and importers--Reports--Stamps, 314-20-070 Claims for defective keg beer--Replacement of overaged packaged beer--Procedures, 314-20-080 Sales to vessels, 314-20-090 Cash sales, 314-20-100 Beer distributor price posting, 314-20-105 Beer suppliers' price filings, contracts and memoranda, 314-22-010 Nonretail licenses--License designations, 314-24-006 Substandard wines prohibited, 314-24-040 Wine labels--Certificate of label approval required--Labels to be submitted, 314-24-080 Containers--Sizes and types permitted, 314-24-095 Fortified wine--Exception to definition when affidavit on file, 314-24-105 Application procedure--Wine distributor's or importer's license, 314-24-110 Domestic wineries, wine distributors, wine importers--Monthly reports--Bonds required--Payment of tax, 314-24-120 Importer of foreign wine--United States wineries--Certificate of approval required--Monthly reports--Records, 314-24-130 Case lot sales, 314-24-140 Sales to vessels, 314-24-150 Wine records--Preservation, 314-24-160 Domestic wineries--Retail sales of wine on winery premises--Wine served without charge on premises--Spirit, beer and wine restaurant operation, 314-24-170 Cash sales, 314-24-180 Wine distributors, wine importers--Certain rights granted, 314-24-190 Wine distributor price posting, 314-24-200 Wine suppliers' price filings, contracts and memoranda, 314-24-210 Return of wine by retailer--Replacement--Conditions, 314-24-220 Licensing and operation of bonded wine warehouses, 314-24-230 Wine shipper's license, 314-24-250 Labeling requirements for private wine shippers, 314-25-010 Definition and limitations, 314-25-020 Purchase and receipt of beer and wine, 314-25-030 Location--Auxiliary location--Inspection, 314-25-040 Delivery of beer and wine--Records, 314-26-010 Procedures for tax refunds, 314-27-010 Liquor purchases by interstate common carrier licensees--Reports--Payment of markup and taxes--Sales by in-state beer and wine suppliers, 314-30-010 Sales by manufacturers, 314-37-010 Liquor sales in Indian country--Appointment of tribal liquor vendors--Qualifications, 314-44-005 Agent's license required--Eligible employers defined--Certain classes limited--Bona fide entity defined--Prohibited practices, 314-45-010 Convention defined--Hospitality rooms, display booths, receptions and similar activities--Permits required--Fees--Procedures, 314-52-005 Purpose and application of rules, 314-52-010 Mandatory statements, 314-52-040 Contests, competitive events, premiums and coupons, 314-52-070 Outdoor advertising, 314-52-080 Novelty advertising, 314-52-085 Programs and program folders, 314-52-090 Advertising sponsored jointly by retailers and manufacturers, importers, or distributors, prohibited, 314-52-110 Advertising by retail licensees, 314-52-113 Brand signs and point-of-sale displays on retail licensed premises, 314-52-115 Advertising by clubs--Signs, 314-70-010 Sale by spirits, beer and wine restaurant licensee of liquor stock after discontinuance of business, 314-70-020 Disposition by a governmental agency of lawfully seized liquors, except those which are required to be delivered to the board under RCW 66.32.090, 314-70-030 Purchases by spirits, beer and wine restaurant licensee of certain liquor stocks, and 314-70-040 Procedures for board purchase of liquor from governmental agencies.

Purpose: All listed rule changes and repeals are housekeeping changes to comply with chapter 321, Laws of 1997 and chapter 126, Laws of 1998. These legislative changes restructured the liquor licensing designation system. These rules are being revised to reflect these changes.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 66.08.030.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 15.88.030, 19.126.020, 66.04.010, 66.08.180, 66.16.100, 66.20.010, 66.20.300, 66.20.310, 66.24.150, 66.24.170, 66.24.185, 66.24.200, 66.24.206, 66.24.210, 66.24.230, 66.24.240, 66.24.244, 66.24.250, 66.24.375, 66.24.380, 66.24.395, 66.24.400, 66.24.420, 66.24.425, 66.24.440, 66.24.450, 66.24.455, 66.24.495, 66.24.540, 66.28.010, 66.28.040, 66.28.050, 66.28.170, 66.28.180, 66.28.190, 66.28.200, 66.28.310, 66.44.190, 66.44.310, 66.98.060, and 82.08.150.

Summary: Legislation passed in 1997 and 1998 restructured the liquor licensing system. Instead of alphabetical designations, liquor license designations were simplified to refer to the type of premises being licensed. For instance, what was formerly a class BCEF license will now be referred to as a tavern license. These rule changes and repeals are housekeeping measures in order to reflect the new designations.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: David Goyette, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The rules being amended or repealed all address the definition, purpose, qualifications, or guidelines for the various liquor licenses. Legislation passed in 1997 and 1998 restructured and simplified the liquor licensing system. Instead of alphabetical designations, liquor license designations were simplified to refer to the type of premises being licensed. For instance, what was formerly a class BCEF license will now be referred to as a tavern license. These rule changes and repeals are housekeeping measures in order to reflect the new designations. No other changes are being made to these rules.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The rules being amended or repealed all refer to names of various liquor licenses. The 1997 and 1998 legislature passed laws that restructured the liquor licensing system. Instead of alphabetical designations, liquor license designations were simplified to refer to the type of premises being licensed. For instance, what was formerly a class BCEF license will now be referred to as a tavern license. These rule changes and repeals are housekeeping measures in order to reflect the new designations. No other changes are being made to these rules.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED TO BE ADOPTED USING AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS RULE BEING ADOPTED USING THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Teresa Berntsen, Liquor Control Board, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080, AND RECEIVED BY August 31, 1998.

June 2, 1998

Nathan S. Ford, Jr.

Chairman

OTS-2123.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-03-004, filed 1/4/96, effective 2/4/96)



WAC 314-12-025  Applicants for temporary licenses--Fee--Who qualifies. A person who has submitted application for a retail or ((wholesale)) distributor liquor license in accordance with RCW 66.24.010 and WAC 314-12-070, and who has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the board that an emergency situation exists, or who submits all initially required documents which appear to be complete and signed, may apply for, and be issued, a temporary license to be effective immediately upon issuance under the following conditions:

(1) A fee of fifty dollars shall be submitted with the application for a temporary license.

(2) For the purposes of this section "emergency situation" shall include death or incapacity of the seller, foreclosure, divorce, or other situation which requires the buyer to assume control of the business before the application can be fully processed and approved.

(3) For the purposes of this section, "retail liquor license" shall include all classes of liquor licenses that allow the holder to sell liquor directly to the public.

(4) For the purposes of this section, "((wholesale)) distributor liquor license" shall include all classes of liquor licenses held in conjunction with those ((wholesale)) distributor licenses authorized by RCW 66.24.200 and 66.24.250.

(5) The privilege of having a temporary license issued upon an application for license does not apply to breweries or wineries, even though these licensees have limited ((wholesale)) distributor and retail privileges under their manufacturers' licenses.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.010 and 66.24.025. 96-03-004, 314-12-025, filed 1/4/96, effective 2/4/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 93-10-070, 314-12-025, filed 5/3/93, effective 6/3/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 1987 c 217. 87-16-002 (Order 226, Resolution No. 235), 314-12-025, filed 7/23/87.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 203, Resolution No. 212, filed 11/25/86)



WAC 314-12-130  No liquor deliveries on Sunday--Exceptions. No liquor shall be delivered to any retail licensee between midnight on Saturday and midnight on Sunday; nor shall any retail licensee receive or accept delivery of any liquor between midnight on Saturday and midnight on Sunday: Provided, That if delivery of beer and/or wine cannot be accomplished prior to Sunday, nothing in this section shall prohibit a ((wholesaler)) distributor from delivering and a ((Class G, J,)) special occasion or ((I retail liquor)) catering licensee from receiving beer and/or wine for a licensed special occasion event occurring between midnight on Saturday and midnight on Sunday. Upon license approval, beer and/or wine may be ordered by a ((Class G, J,)) special occasion licensee or ((I)) catering licensee and delivered by the ((wholesaler)) distributor to the location specified by the ((Class G, J,)) special occasion licensee or ((I)) catering licensee or directly to such licensed retailer at the ((wholesaler's)) distributor's licensed premises.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.070. 86-24-028 (Order 203, Resolution No. 212), 314-12-130, filed 11/25/86; Rule 12, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 90-14-003, filed 6/22/90, effective 7/23/90)



WAC 314-12-135  Business entertainment--Records. All manufacturers, importers and ((wholesalers)) distributors and employees thereof who provide either food, beverages, transportation, tickets or admission fees for or at athletic events or for other forms of entertainment to retail licensees and or their employees must maintain records thereof as follows:

(1) The originals or copies of all purchase invoices, receipts and other memoranda covering or relating to all expenditures made for entertainment activities as specified in this subsection showing:

(a) Tickets, transportation, food, beverage, admission fees purchased or paid for,

(b) Quantities purchased or paid for,

(c) From whom purchased,

(d) The name of the retail licensees or employee for whom purchased and the retail license number of the business they represent, and

(e) The purchase date.

(2) The records described above shall be kept for at least two years after each purchase or payment and shall be filed separately and kept apart from all other records and as nearly as possible shall be filed in consecutive order and each month's records kept separate so as to render the same readily available for inspection and copying.

(3) All cancelled checks, bank statements and books of account covering or involving the purchase of or expenditures for items specified in subsection (1) above and all memoranda, if any, showing payment for any such items other than by check, shall be preserved for two years and shall at all times be kept available for inspection and copying by board employees.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 1990 c 125. 90-14-003, 314-12-135, filed 6/22/90, effective 7/23/90.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-17-005, filed 8/3/95, effective 9/3/95)



WAC 314-12-140  Prohibited practices--Contracts--Gifts--Rebates, etc. (1) No contract shall be made or entered into whereby any retail licensee agrees to handle any particular brand or brands of liquor to the exclusion of any other brand or brands of liquor.

(2) No contract shall be made or entered into for the future delivery of liquor to any retail licensee: Provided, That this regulation shall not be construed as prohibiting the placing and accepting of orders for the purchase and delivery of liquor which are made in accordance with the usual and common business practice and which are otherwise in compliance with the regulations.

(3) No manufacturer, ((wholesaler)) distributor, or importer, or his employee, shall directly or indirectly solicit, give or offer to, or receive from any retail licensee, any employee thereof, or an applicant for a license, any gifts, discounts, loans of money, premiums, rebates, free liquor of any kind, treats or services of any nature whatsoever; nor shall any retail licensee, employee thereof, or an applicant for a license, directly or indirectly, solicit, receive from, or give or offer to any manufacturer, ((wholesaler)) distributor or importer, or his employee, any gifts, discounts, loans of money, premiums, rebates, free liquor of any kind, treats or services of any nature whatsoever, except such services as are authorized in this regulation. It shall be a violation of this section for:

(a) Any retail licensee who has paid for beer or wine with a check which was dishonored upon presentation to thereafter refuse to make good on the check by immediate payment in cash.

(b) Any retail licensee to purchase beer and/or wine from any source after having received notice that a previous check given in payment for beer and/or wine has been dishonored until that dishonored check has been made good in cash.

(4) Pursuant to RCW 66.28.010 a manufacturer, ((wholesaler)) distributor, importer, or his licensed agent may perform the following services for a retailer:

(a) Build, rotate, and restock displays, utilizing filled cases, filled bottles or filled cans of his own brands only, from stock or inventory owned by the retailer. Rotate, rearrange or replenish bottles or cans of his own brands on shelves or in the refrigerators but is prohibited from rearranging or moving displays of his products in such a manner as to cover up, hide or reduce the space of display of the products of any other manufacturer, ((wholesaler)) distributor or importer; Provided, however, manufacturers, ((wholesalers)) distributors, importers or any employees thereof may move or handle in any manner any products of any other manufacturer, importer or ((wholesaler)) distributor on the premises of any retail licensee when reasonable notice is given to other interested manufacturers, ((wholesalers)) distributors or their agents and such activity occurs during normal business hours or upon hours that are mutually agreed.

(b) Provide price cards and may also price goods of his own brands in accordance with the usual and common business practice and which are otherwise in compliance with the regulations.

(c) Provide point of sale advertising material and brand signs.

(d) Provide sales analysis of beer and wine products based on statistical sales data voluntarily provided by the retailer involved for the purpose of proposing a schematic display for beer and wine products. Any statistical sales data provided by retailers for this purpose shall be at no charge.

(e) Such services may be rendered only upon the specific approval of the retail licensee. Displays and advertising material installed or supplied for use on a retailer's premises must be in conformity with the board's advertising rules as set forth in chapter 314-52 WAC.

(5) No manufacturer, ((wholesaler)) distributor, importer, or employee thereof shall, directly or indirectly, give, furnish, rent or lend to, or receive from, any retail licensee any equipment, fixtures, supplies or property of any kind, nor shall any retail licensee, directly or indirectly, receive, lease or borrow from, or give or offer to, any manufacturer, ((wholesaler)) distributor or importer any equipment, fixtures, supplies or property of any kind. Sales authorized in this regulation shall be made on a cash on delivery basis only.

(6) No manufacturer or ((wholesaler)) distributor or employee thereof shall sell to any retail licensee or solicit from any such licensee any order for any liquor tied in with, or contingent upon, the retailer's purchase of some other beverage, alcoholic or otherwise, or any other merchandise, property or service.

(7) In selling equipment, fixtures, supplies or commodities other than liquor, no manufacturer, ((wholesaler)) distributor or importer shall grant to retail licensees, nor shall such licensees accept, more favorable prices than those extended to nonlicensed retailers. The price thereof shall be not less than the manufacturer's, importer's, or ((wholesaler's)) distributor's cost of acquisition. In no event shall credit be extended to any retail licensee.

(8) Any manufacturer, ((wholesaler)) distributor or importer who sells what is commonly referred to as heavy equipment and fixtures, such as counters, back bars, stools, chairs, tables, sinks, refrigerators or cooling boxes and similar articles, shall immediately after making any such sales have on file and available for inspection in accordance with WAC 314-20-050 a copy of the invoice covering each such sale, which invoice shall contain a complete description of the articles sold, the purchase price of each unit sold together with the total amount of the sale, transportation costs and services rendered in connection with the installation of such articles. Such invoice shall list the date of such sale and affirm that full cash payment for such articles was received from the retailer as provided in subsection (5) of this section.

(9) If the board finds in any instance that any licensee has violated this regulation, then all licenses involved shall be held equally responsible for such violation.



Note: WAC 314-12-140 is not intended to be a relaxation in any respect of section 90 of the Liquor Act (RCW 66.28.010). As a word of caution to persons desiring to avail themselves of the opportunity to sell to retail licensees fixtures, equipment and supplies subject to the conditions and restrictions provided in section 90 of the act and the foregoing regulation, notice is hereby given that, if at any time such privilege is abused or experience proves that as a matter of policy it should be further curtailed or eliminated completely, the board will be free to impose added restrictions or to limit all manufacturers and ((wholesalers)) distributors solely to the sale of liquor when dealing with retail licensees. WAC 314-12-140 shall not be considered as granting any vested right to any person, and persons who engage in the business of selling to retail licensees property or merchandise of any nature voluntarily assume the risk of being divested of that privilege and they will undertake such business subject to this understanding. The board also cautions that certain trade practices are prohibited by rulings issued under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and WAC 314-12-140 is not intended to conflict with such rulings or other requirements of federal law or regulations.





[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 95-17-005, 314-12-140, filed 8/3/95, effective 9/3/95; 93-10-070, 314-12-140, filed 5/3/93, effective 6/3/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030(2). 92-02-014, 314-12-140, filed 12/23/91, effective 1/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.28.010. 87-04-018 (Order 211, Resolution No. 220), 314-12-140, filed 1/27/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.28.010 and 66.08.030 (2)(l). 86-09-019 (Order 181, Resolution No. 190), 314-12-140, filed 4/9/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 86-04-003 (Order 167, Resolution No. 176), 314-12-140, filed 1/23/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 84-22-060 (Order 150, Resolution No. 159), 314-12-140, filed 11/7/84; Order 46, 314-12-140, Rule 13, filed 6/9/76; Rule 13, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-19-071, filed 9/16/91, effective 10/17/91)



WAC 314-12-141  Courses of instruction. Breweries, wineries and ((wholesalers)) distributors conducting courses of instruction as authorized by RCW 66.28.150 may provide alcohol at no charge to licensees of the board, their employees, and invited guests who have a legitimate business interest in the manufacturing, importing, ((wholesaling)) distributing and retailing of liquor.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 91-19-071, 314-12-141, filed 9/16/91, effective 10/17/91.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 249, Resolution No. 258, filed 5/4/88)



WAC 314-12-145  Credit on nonliquor food items--Conditions--Recordkeeping. (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 314-12-140, persons licensed under RCW 66.24.200 as wine ((wholesalers)) distributors and persons licensed under RCW 66.24.250 as beer ((wholesalers)) distributors may sell at wholesale nonliquor food products on thirty days credit terms to persons licensed as retailers under this title. Complete and separate accounting records shall be maintained on all sales of nonliquor food products to ensure that such persons are in compliance with RCW 66.28.010.

(2) Nonliquor food products include all food products for human consumption as defined in RCW 82.08.0293 as it exists on July 1, 1987, except that for the purposes of this section bottled water and carbonated beverages, whether liquid or frozen, shall be considered food products.

(3) For the purpose of this section, the period of credit is calculated as the time elapsing between the date of delivery of the product and the date of full legal discharge of the retailer, through the payment of cash or its equivalent, from all indebtedness arising from the transaction.

(4) If the board finds in any instance that any licensee has violated this section by extending or receiving credit in excess of the thirty days as provided for by this section, then all licensees involved shall be held equally responsible for such violation.



[Statutory Authority: 1988 c 50. 88-10-049 (Order 249, Resolution No. 258), 314-12-145, filed 5/4/88. Statutory Authority: 1987 c 386 2. 87-14-009 (Order 218, Resolution No. 227), 314-12-145, filed 6/23/87.]

OTS-2125.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-23-015, filed 11/5/93, effective 12/6/93)



WAC 314-15-010  ((Class M)) Motel--Definition--General provisions--Fee. (1) Pursuant to the provisions of chapter 511, Laws of 1993, there shall be a license designated as a ((Class M)) motel license which will allow a motel with 3 or more rooms to sell((s)) spirits, beer and wine by the bottle to registered guests who are at least twenty-one years of age. The annual fee for such license shall be three hundred dollars per year. Such license will be issued only to those motel establishments that do not have a licensed restaurant included as part of the motel property.

(2) "Motel" means a facility or place offering three or more self contained units (rooms) designated by number, letter, or some other method of identification to travelers and transient guests.

(3) A ((Class M)) licensed motel may sell liquor in no more than one-half of its guest rooms under the following conditions:

(a) No rooms are offered to guests on less than daily rental basis,

(b) All liquor must be stored in locked honor bars in rooms with overnight sleeping accommodations,

(c) Each honor bar must also contain snack food,

(d) Any liquor sold is for consumption in the guest room only by persons of legal age,

(e) Spirits must be sold in individual bottles not to exceed fifty milliliters in size,

(f) Beer may be sold only in individual cans or bottles not to exceed twelve ounces in size,

(g) Wine may be sold only in individual bottles not to exceed one hundred eighty-seven milliliters in size.

(4) The ((Class M)) motel licensee must provide the board with a list of all rooms by number, letter or other form of identification which contain honor bars.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 93-23-015, 314-15-010, filed 11/5/93, effective 12/6/93.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-23-015, filed 11/5/93, effective 12/6/93)



WAC 314-15-020  Purchase of liquor((--Class M)). (1) All liquor sold by a ((Class M)) motel licensee must be purchased from an authorized source. All spirits must be purchased from the board. Beer and wine must be purchased from a licensed beer or wine ((wholesaler)) distributor or the board.

(2) No ((Class M)) licensee shall buy or accept delivery of beer or wine from a beer or wine ((wholesaler)) distributor except for cash paid at the time of the delivery thereof; Provided, That a ((Class M)) licensee may pay cash prior to delivery of the beer or wine purchased. Failure by the licensee to keep accurate accounting records which result in the extension of or receipt of credit from a ((wholesaler)) distributor through the use of a prior cash deposit which is overextended is a violation.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 93-23-015, 314-15-020, filed 11/5/93, effective 12/6/93.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-23-015, filed 11/5/93, effective 12/6/93)



WAC 314-15-030  Sale of liquor--((Class M)) Motel. (1) Before a guest may be provided access to the honor bar the licensee will require proof of age from the guest requesting the use of the honor bar pursuant to RCW 66.16.040. The guest must complete a declaration, under penalty of perjury, verifying that:

(a) The guest is twenty-one years of age or older,

(b) No one under twenty-one years of age will have access to the liquor in the honor bar.

(2) For the purposes of chapter 511, Laws of 1993, section 1 the declaration referred to in section 1 above shall be considered an affidavit.

(3) Where there may be a question of a registered guest's right to purchase liquor, by reason of age, the licensee shall require the guest to complete a certification card as provided in RCW 66.20.190.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 93-23-015, 314-15-030, filed 11/5/93, effective 12/6/93.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-23-015, filed 11/5/93, effective 12/6/93)



WAC 314-15-040  Security and storage of liquor--Definition of honor bar--((Class M)) Motel. (1) All liquor stored in a ((Class M)) motel licensed premises shall be either locked in an honor bar or locked in a secured liquor storage room. No person under twenty-one years of age shall have access to the honor bar(s), liquor storage room, or keys, combinations, etc. to the locked liquor facilities.

(2) An "honor bar" for the purposes of a ((Class M)) licensed motel is considered to be any cabinet, box, cooler or refrigerator which can be opened only with a key, combination, magnetic card or other devise particular to that cabinet and which is secured within a guest room.

(3) Replenishment of a liquor honor bar or storage room may be made only during those hours when liquor may legally be sold, and only by employees of the ((Class M)) licensed motel who are twenty-one years of age or older; Provided, However, beer and wine wholesalers may deliver, price and stock product only in the storage room.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 93-23-015, 314-15-040, filed 11/5/93, effective 12/6/93.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-23-015, filed 11/5/93, effective 12/6/93)



WAC 314-15-050  Records--((Class M)) Motel. (1) Each ((Class M)) motel licensee shall keep books and records which will clearly reflect all financial transactions and the financial condition of the business. Failure to keep and maintain adequate records as described in this section is a violation.

(2) Every ((Class M)) licensed motel will keep originals or copies of all purchase invoices and other memoranda covering all purchases and sales of liquor showing (a) items purchased and sold, (b) quantities thereof, (c) from whom purchased and (d) purchase and sale date. These records shall be filed separately and kept apart from all other records and, as nearly as possible, shall be filed in consecutive order and each month's records kept separate so as to render the same readily available for inspection and copying.

(3) All records will be available for inspection and copying by representatives of the board for a period of two years.

(4) A ((Class M)) motel licensee may maintain records within an automatic data processing system provided the system includes a method for producing legible records that will provide the same information required of that type of records required in section (2) above.

(5) All records maintained, either manually or with a data processing system must provide:

(a) An audit trail so that details underlying the summary accounting data may be identified and made available upon request.

(b) The opportunity to trace any transaction back to the original source or forward to a final total. If printouts are not made when a transaction is processed, the system must have the ability to reconstruct these transactions.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 93-23-015, 314-15-050, filed 11/5/93, effective 12/6/93.]

OTS-2126.2

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-10-070, filed 5/3/93, effective 6/3/93)



WAC 314-16-020  Dispensing apparatus and containers--Furnishing of certain devices. (1) No retail licensee shall draw any beer from any faucet, spigot or other dispensing apparatus unless the brand name of the beer drawn shall appear in legible lettering, visible from both the front and rear, upon such faucet, spigot or other dispensing apparatus. Brewers and beer ((wholesalers)) distributors may furnish "tap marking devices" to retail dispensers as hereinabove provided at a nominal value or cost to the brewer or beer ((wholesaler)) distributor. Brewers and beer ((wholesalers)) distributors may also furnish can and bottle openers to retail licensees at a nominal value or cost to the brewer or beer ((wholesaler)) distributor.

(2) Every bottle or other container from which wine is sold by a retail licensee for consumption on the licensed premises shall be truly labeled with the brand name, type and manufacturer's name of said wine. Wineries and wine ((wholesalers)) distributors may furnish said labels and "tap marking devices" or container marking devices and corkscrews to retail dispensers as hereinabove provided at a nominal value or cost to the winery or wine ((wholesaler)) distributor.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 93-10-070, 314-16-020, filed 5/3/93, effective 6/3/93; 87-22-018 (Order 233, Resolution No. 242), 314-16-020, filed 10/27/87; Rule 17, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 182, Resolution No. 191, filed 4/22/86)



WAC 314-16-025  "Minor prohibited" posting required in classified premises. (1) Licensees of licensed premises classified by the board pursuant to RCW 66.44.310(2) shall post a notice in a conspicuous location at each entryway to each such classified tavern or cocktail lounge informing persons under twenty-one years of age that they are not permitted to enter or remain on such classified premises.

(2) The board will provide the notices required by subsection (1) of this section to licensees without charge: Provided, however, That licensees may design and post their own notices. Licensees choosing to do so must ensure that the notices are legible and that they contain, at a minimum, the following language:

(a) For a premises classified as a tavern: "Persons under twenty-one years of age not permitted on these premises."

(b) For a premises classified as the cocktail lounge portion of a ((class H licensed)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant premises: "Persons under twenty-one years of age not permitted in this area."



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 86-09-074 (Order 182, Resolution No. 191), 314-16-025, filed 4/22/86.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 261, Resolution No. 270, filed 11/22/88)



WAC 314-16-040  Service limited to license and order--Removal of liquor in open containers--Room service--Price list. (1) No retail licensee shall possess or allow any person to consume or possess any liquor other than that permitted by his license in or on the licensed premises, or on any public premises adjacent thereto which are under his control except under authority of a banquet permit; however, a restaurant licensee ((holding a Class C or H license)) may, with or without a corkage fee, allow patrons to bring wine into the premises for consumption with a meal.

(2) Beer and/or wine only licensees may keep spirituous liquor on the premises for use in the manufacture of confection or food products provided that prior written permission of the board is obtained, all confection or food products manufactured contain one percent or less of alcohol by weight, and customers are made aware that such confection or food products contain liquor and the alcohol content is one percent or less of the weight of the product.

(3) No retail licensee or employee thereof shall permit the removal of any liquor in an open container from the licensed premises except that liquor brought on a licensed premises under authority of a banquet permit shall be recorked, recapped or resealed in its original container and shall be removed at the termination of such banquet permit function. Further, wine may be removed as authorized by RCW ((66.24.340)) 66.24.320 and 66.24.400.

(4) No holder of a ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant license shall be permitted to hold any other class of retail license covering the premises so licensed. Upon the granting of a ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant license, all other classes of retail licenses which may be held by such new ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant licensee at that time at the premises to be so licensed must be surrendered to the board for cancellation.

(5) When a hotel and restaurant are located in the same building or in adjoining buildings and owned by the same person or entity, room service may be provided to the hotel patrons. When the restaurant and hotel are under separate ownership, room service is authorized only when a limited lease or agreement for that purpose has been submitted to and approved by the board.

(6) No licensee shall sell or serve any spirituous liquor, beer, or wine other than ordered, or substitute a nonalcoholic beverage when an alcoholic beverage has been ordered. A ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant licensee shall display prices for all liquor either by posting a price list or by using menus listing such prices, or by both.

(7) No holder of a ((Class C)) beer and/or wine restaurant license shall advertise for sale, nor sell, any mixed drink under the name of "Old Fashioned," "Whiskey Sour," "Singapore Sling," "Martini," "Manhattan," nor any other name which, by long and general usage, has become associated in the public mind as being the name of a mixed drink made from spirituous liquor, unless the name of such drink is prefaced by the word "wine," such as Wine Old Fashioned. The holder of a ((Class C)) beer and/or wine restaurant license may advertise for sale, mix, compound or sell upon order, mixed drinks made from one or more wines under a name which does not conflict with this section.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 88-23-100 (Order 261, Resolution No. 270), 314-16-040, filed 11/22/88; 87-20-014 (Order 228, Resolution No. 237), 314-16-040, filed 9/29/87; 86-07-015 (Order 179, Resolution No. 188), 314-16-040, filed 3/11/86; 85-06-023 (Order 155, Resolution No. 164), 314-16-040, filed 2/27/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 84-11-092 (Order 142, Resolution No. 151), 314-16-040, filed 5/23/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.08.060 and 66.98.070. 80-02-094 (Order 69, Resolution No. 78), 314-16-040, filed 1/23/80; Rule 19, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 94-08-031, filed 3/30/94, effective 4/30/94)



WAC 314-16-050  Hours of operation. (1) No retail licensee, or employee thereof, shall sell, deliver, offer for sale, serve or allow to be consumed upon the licensed premises any liquor, nor permit the removal of any liquor from the licensed premises in any manner, whatever, nor shall ((a class A, B, C, D or H)) any retail on-premise licensee permit the physical possession of any liquor, between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., however, persons working on the ((class A, B, C, D or H)) premises may, while in the performance of their official duties possess liquor.

(2) Any municipality may fix later opening hours or earlier closing hours than those specified in this rule, however, such later opening hours or earlier closing hours shall apply to all licensed premises.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 94-08-031, 314-16-050, filed 3/30/94, effective 4/30/94; Order 53, 314-16-050, filed 2/15/77 and 2/16/77, effective 3/18/77; Order 45, 314-16-050, Rule 20, filed 6/1/76; Order 16, 314-16-050, filed 8/5/71, effective 9/7/71; Order 11, 314-16-050, filed 11/13/70, effective 12/14/70; Resolution No. 7, filed 7/19/67, effective 8/19/67; Rule 20, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 263, Resolution No. 272, filed 10/5/88)



WAC 314-16-070  Minors--Employment. No person under the age of 21 years shall be employed in any service in connection with the sale, handling or serving of any liquor, either on a paid or voluntary basis, in, on or about any licensed premises except as otherwise authorized by law. Employees 18 years of age or over of ((Class A, C, D and/or H)) on-premises retail licensees may take orders for, serve and sell liquor for consumption on premises as authorized by, and under the conditions provided in, chapter 66.44 RCW. Employees 18 years of age or over of ((Class E and/or F)) off-premises retail licensees exclusively, may sell, stock and handle beer and/or wine not to be consumed upon the premises as authorized by, and under the conditions provided in, RCW 66.44.340.

(1) All licensees shall have a person 21 years of age or over on duty supervising the sale, service and consumption of liquor at the licensed premises.

(2) Persons under 21 years of age may not serve liquor in any area of ((Class A, C, D, or H)) an on-premises retail licensed premises at any time such area is classified by the board as off-limits to persons under 21 years of age.

(3) Employees 18 years of age or older of ((Class A, C, D, or H)) an on-premises retail premises may enter cocktail lounges, bars, or other areas classified by the Washington state liquor control board as off-limits to persons under 21 years of age to perform work assignments, including picking up liquor for service in other parts of the licensed premises, performing clean-up work, setting up and arranging tables, delivering supplies, delivering messages, serving food, and seating patrons. Such employees shall remain in the areas off-limits to minors no longer than is necessary to carry out their aforementioned duties.

(4) Persons under 21 years of age shall not be permitted to perform activities or functions of a bartender. For the purposes of this section, activities or functions of a bartender include, but are not limited to: Mixing drinks or cocktails; drawing beer or wine; pouring beer or wine anywhere on the premises except at the patrons table; supplying or providing to 18, 19, or 20 year old employees for delivery to the customer spirituous liquor by the glass, beer by the pitcher or glass; or wine by the carafe or glass.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 88-20-086 (Order 263, Resolution No. 272), 314-16-070, filed 10/5/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 88-01-015 (Order 234, Resolution No. 243), 314-16-070, filed 12/8/87; Order 43, 314-16-070, Rule 22, filed 11/20/75; Order 4, 314-16-070, filed 7/9/69, effective 8/11/69; Rule 22, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 277, Resolution No. 286, filed 3/27/89)



WAC 314-16-075  Musicians, disc jockeys, sound or lighting technicians, persons performing janitorial services, employees of amusement device companies, security officers, fire fighters and law enforcement officers employment. Pursuant to the provisions of RCW 66.44.316, professional musicians eighteen years of age and older are permitted to enter and to remain in liquor licensed establishments during and in the course of their employment as musicians. The following definitions and requirements shall be applicable.

(1) Definitions:

(a) The term "professional minor musician" shall be construed as a person between eighteen and twenty-one years of age who is employed to perform in his or her capacity as a musician at a retail liquor licensed establishment.

(b) The term "professional minor musician" shall include a person who plays a musical instrument and/or is a vocalist, professional disc jockeys, or professional sound or lighting technicians actively engaged in support of professional musicians or professional disc jockeys.

(c) To assure that the professional minor musician employed is engaged for that purpose, he or she shall be compensated at a rate not less than the minimum wage provided for by state law.

(2) Areas in licensed establishments where professional minor musicians may perform:

(a) Professional minor musicians during their performance shall, except as provided in (b) and (c) of this subsection, remain on the stage or bandstand of the licensed premises.

(b) The style of a "strolling musician" or a group of "strolling musicians" may be utilized in licensed establishments.

(c) Disc jockeys and sound and lighting technicians may enter and remain on the licensed premises, in such locations as required, during and in the course of their employment.

(3) Areas where professional minor musicians may remain when not performing:

(a) Prior to commencing a performance; at breaks or intermissions during the performance; and after concluding a performance, professional minor musicians shall be permitted only: On the stage or bandstand; in a private room or separate area on the premises in which no liquor is served; or in areas where minors are permitted under the licensee's minor classification (for example, in the restaurant section of a ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant licensed premises).

(b) Professional minor musicians are permitted to enter and remain on the licensed premises not more than one hour prior to the start of their performance, in order to set up their equipment and tune their musical instruments, and to remain not more than one hour after concluding their performance in order to properly secure their equipment.

(4) Licensees shall at all times provide adequate supervision in order to insure that there will be neither the sale of nor the supplying of any alcoholic beverages to professional minor musicians, and that professional minor musicians will not be permitted to consume alcoholic beverages at any place on the premises.

(5) Responsibilities of professional minor musician:

(a) Professional minor musicians shall at all times during the course of their employment on licensed retail premises have with them documents available for inspection which disclose their true age and date of birth.

(6) Practice sessions -- "jam sessions":

(a) Practice sessions involving professional minor musicians shall not be permitted on licensed premises.

(b) "Jam sessions" involving professional minor musicians shall not be permitted on any licensed premises unless the participants are being paid for such "jam sessions" in accordance with subsection (1)(c) of this section.

(7) Persons eighteen years of age and older performing janitorial services may enter and remain on premises licensed under the provisions of Title 66 RCW during the hours when there is no sale, service, or consumption of liquor on the premises (or in the area being cleaned), but only during and in the course of their performance of janitorial services.

(8) Employees of amusement device companies or companies which are in the business of installing, maintaining, and repairing amusement devices, which employees are eighteen years of age or older, may enter and remain in any premises licensed under the provisions of Title 66 RCW, but only during and in the course of their employment for the purpose of installing, maintaining, repairing, or removing an amusement device. For the purposes of this section amusement device means coin-operated video games, pinball machines, juke boxes, or other similar devices.

(9) Security officers, fire fighters and law enforcement officers eighteen years and over are permitted to enter and remain on premises licensed under the provisions of Title 66 RCW, but only during and in the course of their employment or official duties and only if they are not the direct employees of the licensee. Provided, however, that security officers access to classified portions of liquor licensed premises is limited to only isolated incidents arising in the course of their duties.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 89-08-014 (Order 277, Resolution No. 286), 314-16-075, filed 3/27/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.44.316, 66.44.310, 66.44.350 and 66.08.030. 86-18-018 (Order 197, Resolution No. 206), 314-16-075, filed 8/26/86; Order 9, 314-16-075, filed 2/17/70.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-15-025, filed 7/12/93, effective 8/12/93)



WAC 314-16-090  Bottles and containers--Reuse. (1) No ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant licensee shall reuse, refill or tamper with any bottle of spiritous liquor, nor shall such licensee adulterate, dilute, fortify, or cause any substitution of any nature to be made in or to, the contents of any bottle of spirituous liquor.

(2) No retail licensee shall fill a jug, bottle or other container with beer while such jug, bottle or other container bears any identification or marking which would mislead the purchaser about the identity of the contents of the container.

(3) Every jug, bottle or other container a retail licensee fills for off-premise consumption must:

(a) Be capable of being sealed; and

(b) Be capable of holding a minimum of 750 ml (25.4 ounces) of liquid and may not hold more than 15 liters (or 4 gallons or 512 ounces) of any beer.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 93-15-025, 314-16-090, filed 7/12/93, effective 8/12/93; Order 19, 314-16-090, filed 8/10/72; Rule 24, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 209, Resolution No. 218, filed 12/30/86)



WAC 314-16-110  Liquor purchases by ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant, club and sports/entertainment facility licensees. (1) Any employee authorized by the board may sell spirituous liquor at a discount of fifteen percent from the retail price fixed by the board, together with all taxes, to any ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant, club or sports/entertainment facility licensee upon presentation to such employee at the time of purchase of a special permit issued by the board to such licensee or through such other means of insuring identification of the authorized purchaser as are approved by the board: Provided, however, That prior to license delivery, a new licensee or transferee may, with board authorization, be sold ((Class H)) discount liquor and beer and wine purchased under Title 66 RCW for the purpose of stocking the premises. The employee shall at the time of selling any spirituous liquor to a ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant, club or sports/entertainment facility licensee make a record of the liquor so sold, together with the name of the ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant, club or sports/entertainment facility licensee making the purchase. No sale of beer, wine, or spirituous liquor shall take place until the premises of the new licensee or transferee have been inspected by the board and the ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant, club or sports/entertainment facility license is delivered.

(2) Every ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant, club or sports/entertainment facility licensee, upon purchasing any spirituous liquor from the board, shall immediately cause such liquor to be delivered to his licensed premises, and he shall not thereafter remove or permit to be removed from said premises any bottle or other container containing such liquor, except pursuant to chapter 314-70 WAC or to return it to a state liquor store or agency, nor shall he dispose or allow to be disposed the liquor contained therein in any manner except as authorized by his license: Provided, however, That a delivery service business may pick up more than one ((Class H)) liquor order on the same day so long as each of said orders are delivered in the normal course of business on the same day without detour or diversion, except for those stops and deliveries as may be necessary to make deliveries to the other ((Class H)) licensees whose order is also on the particular delivery vehicle. The possession of any bottle or other container purchased from the board at a discount by any person other than the ((Class H)) licensee or said licensee's agents or employees who purchased the same, or the possession thereof at any place which is not the licensed premises of the licensee who purchased such liquor, shall be prima facie evidence that the ((Class H)) licensee unlawfully permitted the removal thereof from his licensed premises: Provided, ((That a Class H)) The licensee who permanently discontinues business, other than as a result of a legal distraint action, may remove open bottles of liquor from the premises for personal use upon payment to the board of an amount to be determined by the board in lieu of the ((Class H)) discount and tax exemption in effect at that time.

(3) No ((Class H)) licensee shall keep in or on the licensed premises any spirituous liquor which was not purchased from the board at a discount: Provided, That spirituous liquor not purchased at a discount from the board may be kept in or on the ((Class H)) licensed premises under authority of a banquet permit issued pursuant to RCW 66.20.010(3) and chapter 314-18 WAC, but only during the specific date and time for which the banquet permit was issued: Provided, further, That notwithstanding any other provision of Title 314 WAC, a ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine licensee may display antique, unusual, or unique liquor bottles with or without liquor on the licensed premises if such bottles are used as part of the decor, and any such bottles containing liquor are locked securely in display cases, and are not for sale.

(4) No person, including anyone acting as the agent for another other than a ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine licensee shall keep or possess any bottle or other container containing spirituous liquor which was purchased from the board at a discount except as provided in subsection (2) of this section.

(5) All spirituous liquor in and on the licensed premises shall be made available at all times by every ((Class H)) licensee for inspection by the board, and such licensee shall permit any authorized inspector of the board to make such tests or analyses, by spirit hydrometer or otherwise, as the inspector deems proper. Such inspectors are authorized to seize as evidence any bottles or other containers and the contents thereof which they have determined have been reused, refilled, tampered with, adulterated, diluted, fortified or substituted.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.070. 87-02-012 (Order 209, Resolution No. 218), 314-16-110, filed 12/30/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 84-15-061 (Order 147, Resolution No. 156), 314-16-110, filed 7/18/84; 84-02-066 (Order 136, Resolution No. 145), 314-16-110, filed 1/4/84; 83-01-029 (Order 116, Resolution No. 125), 314-16-110, filed 12/8/82; 82-17-022 (Order 109, Resolution No. 118), 314-16-110, filed 8/9/82; Order 50, 314-16-110, filed 11/30/76, effective 12/31/76; Order 19, 314-16-110, filed 8/10/72; Rule 26, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 232, Resolution No. 241, filed 10/27/87)



WAC 314-16-115  ((Class H hotels)) Hotels with spirits, beer and wine restaurants and ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine clubs with overnight sleeping accommodations--Sales by the bottle to registered guests--Conditions. (1) Pursuant to the provisions of RCW 66.24.400 as amended by chapter 196, Laws of 1987, ((Class H licensed hotels)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant and clubs licensed under chapter 70.62 RCW with overnight sleeping accommodations may sell liquor by the bottle to registered guests of said ((hotel or club)) licensed premises who are twenty-one years of age or over provided:

(a) That before a guest may purchase such liquor it must be established that he or she is a guest of the hotel or club. This may be done by showing a room key bearing the room number and name of the hotel or club, or by presenting a registration receipt from the hotel or club.

In either event the guest must acknowledge his/her registration by signature upon a form to be provided by the hotel or club for this purpose, and said form when completed shall be kept by the hotel or club for the same time period it is required to retain its registration information.

(b) Where there may be a question of a registered guest's right to purchase liquor, by reason of age, the licensee may require the guest to complete a certification card as provided in RCW 66.20.190.

(c) That any bottle of liquor sold under this section must be removed unopened from the lounge area or other approved dispensing area. The contents of such bottle(s) may be consumed only in a guest, hospitality or banquet room of the hotel or club; however, guests may remove from the premises any unused portion of such liquor in its original container.

(d) That such sales of liquor by the bottle shall be from the lounge of the licensed premises, from an approved dispensing area or by room service provided by the licensee. If an approved dispensing area is used for this purpose, the access thereto must be limited to registered guests who intend to purchase liquor for use within a guest, hospitality or banquet room.

(2) ((Class H licensed hotels)) Spirits, beer and wine restaurant or clubs may sell within the individual guest room liquor by the bottle to registered guests age twenty-one years or over provided;

(a) That such liquor shall be secured in a liquor dispensing cabinet within the guest room. That liquor dispensing cabinets must remain locked whenever the room is rented to a guest under the age of twenty-one years.

(b) That access to individual guest room liquor dispensing cabinets shall be by key, magnetic card or similar device provided by the hotel or club to the adult registered guest.

(c) That liquor made available for sale within the guest room from a liquor dispensing cabinet shall be packaged in individual serving containers such as miniatures of distilled spirits, splits of wine and bottles or cans of malt beverages.

(d) That replenishment of such liquor dispensing cabinets may be made only during those hours when liquor may be sold by the ((Class H)) licensee, and only by employees eighteen years of age or over working under the supervision of an employee at least age twenty-one.

(3) ((Class H)) Licensed hotels or clubs may provide a dispensing area removed from the lounge for the purpose of sales to registered guests of legal age. Such area shall not be accessible to anyone other than registered guests and employees of the ((Class H)) licensee. Sales therefrom shall be made only by authorized employees of the licensee who are twenty-one years of age or over. The purchaser shall complete a form provided by the licensee which attests to the validity of the guest's registration at that hotel or club. Where there may be a question of a registered guest's right to purchase liquor, by reason of age, the licensee may require the guest to complete a certification card as provided in RCW 66.20.190.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 87-22-017 (Order 232, Resolution No. 241), 314-16-115, filed 10/27/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.98.070, 66.24.400 and 1986 c 208. 86-12-022 (Order 188, Resolution No. 197), 314-16-115, filed 5/28/86.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 94-08-030, filed 3/30/94, effective 4/30/94)



WAC 314-16-150  No sale of liquor to minors, intoxicated persons, etc. (1) No retail licensee shall give or otherwise supply liquor to any person under the age of twenty-one years, either for his/her own use or for the use of his/her parent or of any other person; or to any person apparently under the influence of liquor; nor shall any licensee or employee thereof permit any person under the said age or in said condition to consume liquor on his/her premises, or on any premises adjacent thereto and under his/her control.

(2) No ((class A, B, C, D, or H)) retail licensee shall permit any person apparently under the influence of liquor to physically possess liquor on the licensed premises.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 94-08-030, 314-16-150, filed 3/30/94, effective 4/30/94; Rule 30, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 270, Resolution No. 279, filed 11/22/88)



WAC 314-16-160  Records--Purchases--Reports. (1) The originals or copies of all purchase invoices and other memoranda covering all purchases of liquor by retail licensees showing (a) items purchased, (b) quantities thereof, (c) from whom purchased, and (d) purchase date, shall be kept for at least two years after each purchase, and shall be filed separately and kept apart from all other records, and as nearly as possible shall be filed in consecutive order and each month's records kept separate so as to render the same readily available for inspection and copying. All canceled checks, bank statements and books of account covering or involving the purchase of liquor, and all memoranda, if any, showing payment of money for liquor other than by check, shall be likewise preserved for two years and shall be at all times kept available for inspection and copying.

(2) No retail licensee shall buy or accept delivery of liquor except for cash paid at the time of the delivery thereof: Provided, That a retail licensee may pay cash prior to delivery of liquor purchased. Failure by licensees to keep accurate accounting records which result in the extension of or receipt of credit from a manufacturer, importer, or ((wholesaler)) distributor through the use of a prior cash deposit which is overextended may result in administrative action being taken against the liquor license.

(3) A retail licensee shall purchase beer from a beer ((wholesaler)) distributor pursuant to RCW 66.28.070 and shall purchase wine from a state liquor store or agency or from a duly licensed ((wholesaler)) distributor except as provided in chapter 314-70 WAC. All beer purchased must be at the posted price in accordance with WAC 314-20-100 and all wine purchased must conform to the posted price as filed under WAC 314-24-190. No retail licensee may return wine to a wine ((wholesaler)) distributor except in accordance with the provisions of WAC 314-24-210, nor shall any retail licensee return beer to a beer ((wholesaler)) distributor except in accordance with the provisions of WAC 314-20-070.

(4) Prior to license delivery, a new beer and/or wine licensee or transferee may, with board authorization, be sold beer and/or wine for the purpose of stocking the premises. No retail sale of beer and/or wine shall take place until the applicant premises have been inspected by the board and the liquor license is delivered.

(5) Each retail licensee shall keep books and records which will clearly reflect all financial transactions and the financial condition of the business.

(6) Any retail licensee may maintain microfilm records containing reproductions (including microfiche) of any record, document, or report if first approved by the board. Request for approval shall be directed to the Washington state liquor control board and must include the following information:

(a) Records proposed to be reproduced.

(b) Reproduction process.

(c) Manner of preserving the reproduction.

(d) Facilities provided for examining or viewing such reproduction.

If the request is approved, the licensee shall provide for the examining, viewing and reproduction of such records the same as if they were the original records.

(7) If a retail licensee keeps records within an automatic data processing (ADP) system, the system must include a method for producing from punchcards or from other machine-sensible data media legible records that will provide the same information required of that type of record within this section. The ADP system is acceptable if it complies with the following guidelines:

(a) Provides an audit trail so that details (invoices and vouchers) underlying the summary accounting data may be identified and made available upon request.

(b) Provides the opportunity to trace any transaction back to the original source or forward to a final total. If printouts of transactions are not made when they are processed, the system must have the ability to reconstruct these transactions.

(c) Has available a full description of the ADP portion of the accounting system. This should show the applications being performed, the procedures employed in each application and the controls used to ensure accurate and reliable processing.

(8) All ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine licensees in addition to the requirements of subsection (1) of this section shall at all times:

(a) Maintain records of all purchases for the premises, including liquor, food and supplies. The purchases supported by supplier invoices or signed vouchers are to be segregated as to type and recorded.

(b) Maintain records of all sales in the premises from all sources including liquor, food and miscellaneous items and service. Individual sales are to be recorded on sales slips or cash register tape in such a manner to indicate the source of revenue and the records are to be filed for future audit purposes. Sales segregated as to source of revenue are to be recorded.

(c) Preserve for a period of two years the records described in subsections (6), (7), and (8)(a) and (b) of this section.

(d) Make such periodic reports to the board covering purchases, sales and inventory of liquor, food and supplies as may be prescribed or requested by the board.

(e) Keep available for inspection and copying by the board and/or its accredited representatives all books and records relative to purchases, sales and inventories of liquor, food and supplies.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 88-23-101 (Order 270, Resolution No. 279), 314-16-160, filed 11/22/88; 87-04-017 (Order 210, Resolution No. 219), 314-16-160, filed 1/27/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-17-022 (Order 109, Resolution No. 118), 314-16-160, filed 8/9/82; Order 24, 314-16-160, filed 6/28/73; Order 5, 314-16-160, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69; Rule 32, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-16-008, filed 7/20/95, effective 8/20/95)



WAC 314-16-190  ((Class H)) Spirits, beer and wine restaurant--Qualifications. (1) Definitions: For the purpose of this section:

(a) Complete meals means any combination of foods consisting of an entree and at least one additional course that is prepared and cooked on the premises and, except as provided in subsection (5) of this section, requires the use of dining implements for consumption.

(b) Entree means the main course of a meal to include meat, fish, fowl, eggs, vegetarian meat substitutes, pasta, or any combination thereof. Except as provided in subsection (5) of this section, such entree must be heated by means of baking, roasting, broiling, or grilling.

(c) Minimum food service means sandwiches and/or short orders such as deep fried foods, hors d'oeuvres, soup, or chili. Snacks such as peanuts, popcorn, and chips are not sufficient to meet the minimum food service requirement.

(2) All restaurant applicants for a ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine license, in addition to furnishing all requested material and information relating to the premises applied for and their personal qualifications, shall establish to the satisfaction of the board that the premises will commence as, and continue to operate as, a bona fide restaurant as required by RCW 66.24.400 and 66.24.410(2).

(3) A restaurant applicant for a ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine license shall be subject to the following requirements which are conditions precedent to action by the board on the application:

(a) The applicant shall furnish to the board a detailed blueprint of the entire premises to be licensed drawn to scale of one-fourth inch to one foot. This blueprint shall include the kitchen equipment layout plus a detailed listing of the kitchen equipment and its approximate value. The kitchen equipment shall include, at a minimum, adequate refrigeration, oven, grill, cooktop, and/or broiler to support the menu.

(b) Prior to delivery of the license the board shall receive a verification from its enforcement officer, based upon an inspection of the premises, that the kitchen equipment designated in (a) of this subsection is in place and is operational.

(4) In any case where the board has a concern as to the applicant's qualifications, based on the applicant's experience; the adequacy of the proposed facility; the proposed method of operation; the applicant's financial stability; or for any other good and sufficient reason, the board may require such applicant to submit figures reflecting operation as a restaurant for a period to be designated by the board. The submission of these operating figures shall be a condition precedent to the board making a decision on a license application. Any applicant required to submit operating figures for a period designated by the board, shall not thereby be deemed to have acquired a vested right to have the license applied for issued merely because the requested figures have been submitted.

(5) Each ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant licensee shall conspicuously display or provide to any patron upon request, a menu offering a variety of at least five entrees accompanied by such other foods as to constitute a complete meal. One of the five entrees may consist of pizza or a deep fried food. Where salad bars or other buffet-type meals are offered, one or more entrees may be included to count toward the five entree requirement.

(6) The restaurant area of any ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant shall be open to the public for service of complete meals, with a minimum selection of five entrees, at least five days a week, unless otherwise authorized in writing by the board to alleviate demonstrated hardship, and such service of complete meals shall be available to the public for five hours a day between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on any day liquor is offered for sale, service or consumption, unless otherwise authorized in writing by the board to alleviate demonstrated hardship. The hours of complete meal service shall be conspicuously posted for public viewing. A chef or cook shall be on duty during the hours when complete meal service is available. At all other times when the restaurant area is not open for service of complete meals, but liquor is offered for sale, service or consumption on the licensed premises, minimum food service shall be available for sale to the public. Notice of such minimum food service availability shall be conspicuously posted in all areas where liquor is being served.

(7) The licensee shall maintain the ingredients necessary to provide complete meals including at least five different entrees during those times as required in subsection (5) of this section and minimum food service at all other times. Such ingredients shall be fresh, palatable, and relate to the menu so posted or available to the public.

(8) The refusal or failure by any licensee or employee thereof to provide complete meals or minimum food service shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section.

(9) In the event a ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant licensee shall fail to comply with any of the foregoing requirements, and such licensee has been notified that they will not be eligible to retain its ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant license, such licensee may petition the board setting forth unusual, extenuating and mitigating circumstances for the failure to comply and the board may consider such reasons and may grant an extension of the ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant license under such terms and conditions as the board determines are in the best interest of the public.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 95-16-008, 314-16-190, filed 7/20/95, effective 8/20/95; 93-10-092, 314-16-190, filed 5/4/93, effective 6/4/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.98.070. 88-07-058 (Order 240, Resolution No. 249), 314-16-190, filed 3/15/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 85-14-107 (Order 160, Resolution No. 169), 314-16-190, filed 7/3/85; 78-07-002 (Order 66, Resolution No. 75), 314-16-190, filed 6/9/78; Order 55, 314-16-190, filed 5/31/77, effective 7/1/77; Order 52, 314-16-190, Rule 35, filed 1/18/77, effective 2/18/77.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 107, Resolution No. 116, filed 6/16/82)



WAC 314-16-195  ((Class H)) Spirits, beer and wine restaurant restricted--Qualifications. (1) ((Class H)) Spirits, beer and wine restaurant restricted licensees shall govern their operations in selling liquor in accordance with the regulations set forth in Titles I and II. Such licensees may sell liquor in accordance with these regulations, only to members, invited guests, and holders of cards as authorized by subsection (3) of this section. ((Class H)) Spirits, beer and wine restaurant restricted licensees shall not be prohibited from renting, leasing, or donating all or a portion of their facilities for, or making services available to, an activity where the public is invited or admitted under the conditions specified in subsection (4) of this section.

(2)(a) Applications for new ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant restricted licenses shall be on forms prescribed by the board and shall be accompanied by proof that:

(i) The business has been in operation for at least one year immediately prior to the date of its application. Such proof should include records of membership as well as an indication as to numbers and types of membership.

(ii) Membership or admission will not be denied to any person because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical handicap.

(b) Applications for renewal shall be made on forms prescribed by the board and shall be accompanied by such information as the board may request.

(c) ((Class H)) Spirits, beer and wine restaurant restricted applicants and licensees must meet the provisions of WAC 314-16-190 (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (7).

(3)(a) Guest privilege cards may be issued only as follows:

(i) For ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant restricted licensees within the limits of any city or town, only to those persons residing outside of an area ten miles from the limits of such city or town.

(ii) For ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant restricted licensees outside of any city or town only to those persons residing outside an area fifteen miles from the location of such licensee: Provided, That where such area limitation encroaches upon the limits of any city or town, the entire corporate limits of such city or town shall be included in the prohibited area.

(iii) Such guest privilege cards shall be issued for a reasonable period and must be numbered serially, with a record of the issuance of each such card to be filed on the licensed premises in such a manner as to be readily accessible for inspection.

(iv) The mileage restrictions in (i) and (ii) of this subsection may be waived for special events upon written approval of the board.

(b) Guests may be introduced when accompanied at all times by a member and may remain as long as such member is present: Provided, That any such guest may only enjoy the privileges of the organization a reasonable number of times in any one calendar year.

(c) Persons who are members in good standing of a licensed ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant restricted organization may enjoy the privileges of any other licensed ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant restricted organization: Provided, That the operating rules of such organization authorize reciprocal privileges: Provided further,That (a) and (b) of this subsection shall not apply to members of such organizations while exercising reciprocal privileges.

(4) If the licensee at any time rents any portion of the premises for any purpose other than to their membership or at any time holds any function within the premises to which the public is generally invited or admitted, then such portion devoted to liquor service must be closed to the public generally and no one admitted therein except for bona fide members and guests. If the premises does not have an area which can be so closed, then no liquor service whatever may be permitted during the entire time when such activity is taking place or when the public is generally admitted in the premises.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-13-069 (Order 107, Resolution No. 116), 314-16-195, filed 6/16/82.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-03-005, filed 1/4/96, effective 2/4/96)



WAC 314-16-196  ((Class H)) Spirits, beer and wine restaurant--Floor space requirements--Conditions for service bar only premises. (1) Definitions. For the purpose of this section:

(a) "Banquet room" means any room used primarily for the sale and service of food and liquor to private groups.

(b) "Cabaret" means a dining area also used to conduct entertainment such as live music, patron dancing, comedy and floor shows.

(c) "Cocktail lounge" means that portion of a licensed premises used primarily for the preparation, sale and service of liquor. Persons under twenty-one years of age are not permitted to enter a cocktail lounge except as otherwise provided under this title.

(d) "Public service area" means those public areas where food and/or liquor is normally sold and served to the general public.

(e) "Dining room" means that area dedicated to the sale and service of food with liquor being incidental to dining. A dining area must be separate and apart from a dance floor, entertainment stage, cocktail lounge or game area except if written permission is given by the board to use a dining area during specified times as a cabaret area.

(f) "Service bar" means any fixed or portable table, counter, cart or similar work station primarily used to prepare, mix, serve and sell liquor for pickup only, by employees and customers.

(2) Before the board shall issue a ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant license to a bona fide restaurant, the applicant shall submit, as a part of or in addition to the blueprint required by WAC 314-16-190 (2)(a), a scale drawing one-quarter inch equals one foot of the proposed premises indicating that the area designated as the primary dining room(s) comprises at least fifteen percent of the total public service area: Provided,

(a) Banquet rooms are permitted without limitations as to number or size.

(b) Routine sale and service of liquor in a banquet room to the public requires written board approval.

(3) The boundary of a cocktail lounge or other restricted area shall be clearly defined as a separate and distinct area by fixed or movable barriers, including, but not limited to, railings, ropes and stanchions, shrubbery or other closely placed plantings, etc.

(a) Restricted area entrances may be no wider than ten feet.

(b) Minor prohibited signs as required by WAC 314-16-025 must be placed at all restricted area entrances and other locations as necessary.

(c) The licensee is responsible to construct and post restricted area boundaries to reasonably prevent unauthorized persons from entering such areas.

(d) Movable barriers may not be placed so as to reduce the required dining area to less than fifteen percent.

(4) In ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant premises with a cocktail lounge, any portable service bar(s) may be placed in, or moved about, public service areas other than the dining area(s) without need for separate board approval.

(a) Any permanently fixed service bar(s) must be included as part of original floor plans or submitted as an alterations request, requiring board approval.

(b) Customers may not be seated or allowed to consume food or liquor at the service bar(s).

(5) ((Class H)) Spirits, beer and wine restaurant licensees/applicants may have a service bar(s) without regard to the floor space requirements of subsection (2) of this section, in lieu of a cocktail lounge on the following conditions:

(a) Location of permanently fixed service bar(s) shall be approved, in writing, by the board.

(b) Customers may not be seated or allowed to consume food or liquor at the service bar(s).

(c) Liquor sale, service and consumption may take place only during hours that the full restaurant menu is available and a chef or cook is on duty.

(d) A ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine licensed restaurant having a service bar(s) only, is not eligible for entertainment except for the added activity of live background music. Written board approval is required.

(6) If the board issues a ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant license to a bona fide restaurant which has a service bar in lieu of an approved cocktail lounge and the licensee subsequently applies for approval to install a cocktail lounge, the board will process such a change in the same manner as an application for a new ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant license (i.e., notice will be posted at the premises, notice will be given to local officials, and nearby churches and schools will be notified).

(7) The board may approve variations to the floor space requirement of this subsection where the applicant/licensee can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the board that the proposed layout would best suit the available floor space.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 96-03-005, 314-16-196, filed 1/4/96, effective 2/4/96; 95-20-005, 314-16-196, filed 9/21/95, effective 10/22/95; 93-10-092, 314-16-196, filed 5/4/93, effective 6/4/93; 92-14-025, 314-16-196, filed 6/22/92, effective 7/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.08.080. 87-02-011 (Order 208, Resolution No. 217), 314-16-196, filed 12/30/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.98.070. 86-15-066 (Order 194, Resolution No. 203), 314-16-196, filed 7/22/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 83-13-056 (Order 125, Resolution No. 134), 314-16-196, filed 6/15/83.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 92-14-026, filed 6/22/92, effective 7/23/92)



WAC 314-16-197  Minimum qualifications for applicants who apply for ((Class A)) beer and/or wine restaurant licenses in lieu of presently held ((Class B)) tavern license. (1) A ((Class A)) beer and/or wine restaurant license provides, in part, for the sale of beer at retail for consumption on the premises of a restaurant. Licensees presently holding a ((Class B)) tavern license who apply for a ((Class A)) beer and/or wine restaurant license in lieu thereof, must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the board that the business to be licensed will primarily be that of a restaurant, maintained in a substantial manner as a place for preparing, cooking, and serving of meals. Additionally, prior to approval of the ((Class A)) beer and/or wine restaurant license, the business must be designed and constructed in such a manner as to facilitate the service of food.

(2) While the requirements of subsection((s)) (1)((, (2) and (3))) of this section must be established before the board will give consideration to the issuance of an in lieu ((Class A)) beer and/or wine restaurant license, the fact that an applicant meets those criteria does not establish a vested right that such license shall issue.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 92-14-026, 314-16-197, filed 6/22/92, effective 7/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 85-14-107 (Order 160, Resolution No. 169), 314-16-197, filed 7/3/85.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 94-13-127, filed 6/20/94, effective 7/21/94)



WAC 314-16-199  Cocktail lounge declassification--Sunday dining events. (1) Pursuant to RCW 66.44.310(2), the board may classify the cocktail lounge portion of a ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant premises as a restaurant for Sunday dining events.

(2) ((Class H)) Spirits, beer and wine restaurant licensees may utilize their cocktail lounge for all age dining events on Sundays subject to the following conditions, (a) written board approval, (b) no preparation, sale or service of liquor from within the cocktail lounge area, (c) all entertainment is prohibited except recorded and live background music which requires prior approval of the board, (d) withdrawal of approval if violations occur.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 94-13-127, 314-16-199, filed 6/20/94, effective 7/21/94.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-17-006, filed 8/3/95, effective 9/3/95)



WAC 314-16-200  Minimum qualifications for issuance of ((Class E, F, and Classes EF)) grocery store or beer and/or wine specialty shop licenses. (1) The following are minimum qualifications necessary prior to consideration being given by the board to the issuance of ((Class E, F, or Classes EF)) grocery store or beer and/or wine specialty shop licenses ((to store operations)). The decision as to whether a license will or will not be issued in a particular case is, pursuant to RCW 66.24.010, a matter of board discretion. While the following minimum qualifications must be present before the board will give consideration to the issuance of a ((Class E, F, or Classes EF)) grocery store or beer and/or wine specialty shop license to an applicant, the mere fact that an applicant meets these minimum qualifications is not to be construed as creating a vested right in the applicant to have a license issued.

(2) Before the board will issue a ((Class E, F, or Classes EF)) license to an applicant grocery store, the proposed licensed premises must be stocked with an inventory of food((, grocery and related grocery store items)) for human consumption, not including pop, beer or wine in excess of $3,000 wholesale value. The minimum wholesale inventory required by this subsection shall be stocked and maintained within the confines of the licensed premises ((and shall not include any gasoline, oil, auto parts, or tobacco products)).

(3) ((Grocery stores which also sell gasoline must be stocked with an inventory of food, grocery, and related grocery store items in excess of $7,500 wholesale value before the board will issue to them a Class E, F, or Classes EF license.)) The minimum wholesale inventory required by this ((subsection)) section shall be stocked and maintained within the confines of the licensed premises ((and shall not include any gasoline, oil, auto parts, or tobacco products)). Marinas which sell gasoline for use in boats only shall be subject to the requirements of subsection (2) of this section.

(4) The minimum amounts referred to in subsection((s)) (2) ((and (3))) of this section shall be maintained at the premises at all times they are licensed with the exception of beginning and closing inventory for seasonal operations or when the inventory is being sold out immediately prior to discontinuing or selling the business.

(5) ((Stores other than grocery)) Beer and/or wine specialty stores must submit to the board a written commitment to establish and maintain a minimum wholesale inventory of beer and/or wine in the amount of (($5,000)) $3,000 prior to the issuance of a license. This minimum inventory shall be maintained at the licensed premises at all times they are licensed.

(6) ((Subsections (2), (3), (4), and (5) of this section shall not apply to a licensee or licensees at a store or stores licensed prior to October 11, 1984, if on that date and thereafter said licensee(s) and/or his, her, their, or its transferee(s) continue to meet the requirements imposed by this section which were in effect pursuant to liquor control board Administrative Order 102, Resolution No. 111.

(7))) If a ((Class E, Class F, or Classes EF)) grocery store or beer and/or wine specialty shop licensee or applicant for such licenses does not meet or maintain the requirements provided for in subsections (2) through (((6))) (5) of this section, the licensee or applicant may petition the board, setting forth any unusual, extenuating, or mitigating circumstances that may justify a variance, and the board may, under such terms and conditions it determines are in the best interest of the public, grant the variance.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 95-17-006, 314-16-200, filed 8/3/95, effective 9/3/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 84-19-051 (Order 146, Resolution No. 155), 314-16-200, filed 9/18/84; 82-10-019 (Order 102, Resolution No. 111), 314-16-200, filed 4/28/82; Order 55, 314-16-200, filed 5/31/77, effective 7/1/77.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 220, Resolution No. 229, filed 7/22/87)



WAC 314-16-205  Minimum qualifications for issuance for a ((Class P)) beer and wine gift delivery license. The decision as to whether or not a ((Class P)) beer and wine gift delivery license authorized by RCW 66.24.550 will be issued in a particular case is, pursuant to RCW 66.24.010(2), a matter of board discretion. While the following minimum qualifications must be present before the board will give consideration to the issuance of a ((Class P)) beer and wine gift delivery license, the fact that an applicant meets the qualifications set forth in subsections (1) through (6) hereof does not establish a vested right that such license shall issue.

(1) The term "gifts at retail" as used in RCW 66.24.550 shall be interpreted as referring to "goods" and shall not include "services."

(2) The sale and delivery of beer and/or wine under a ((Class P)) beer and wine gift delivery license shall be adjunct to and not constitute the only retail gift delivery service business of the licensee.

(3) Businesses engaged in the selling of flowers or floral arrangements must establish to the board's satisfaction that the primary business being conducted is the sale of flowers, floral arrangements or ornamental plants. The board may inspect an applicant's inventory, sales figures and business records to make this determination.

(4) A ((Class P)) beer and wine gift delivery license holder is required to maintain sales records of all wine sales to include date of sale, name of purchaser, date of delivery and the name and address of the person receiving the delivery of beer and/or wine.

(5) All deliveries of beer and/or wine are to be made by employees twenty-one years of age and older who will have the responsibility of verifying that the person receiving the wine gift is at least twenty-one years of age.

(6) The restrictions on license issuance as specified in RCW 66.24.550, and in subsections (1) through (5) hereof, shall be construed to be continuing conditions for retaining the ((Class P)) beer and wine gift delivery license.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 87-15-110 (Order 220, Resolution No. 229), 314-16-205, filed 7/22/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 84-09-024 (Order 139, Resolution No. 148), 314-16-205, filed 4/11/84.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 85, Resolution No. 94, filed 10/28/81)



WAC 314-16-210  ((Class H)) Spirits, beer and wine restaurant license fees in unincorporated areas--Seasonal operations--Prorating fees. (1) The provisions of RCW 66.24.420 (1)(c) which provide for prorated fees according to the calendar quarters for ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant licensees outside of incorporated cities and towns pertains to those ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant licensees who have seasonal operations only.

(2) As required by RCW 66.24.010 (5)(c), ((Class H)) spirits, beer and wine restaurant licensees outside of incorporated cities and towns who operate on a year-round basis or who are open for a period of time during each calendar quarter are required to submit a full year's fee.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 81-22-026 (Order 85, Resolution No. 94), 314-16-210, filed 10/28/81.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 85, Resolution No. 94, filed 10/28/81)



WAC 314-16-230  Authorization for sale of beer and/or wine in unopened bottles for off-premises consumption under ((Class J)) special occasion license. (1) Authorization for the sale of unopened bottles and original packages of beer and/or wine not to be consumed on the premises where sold, ((at an additional fee of ten dollars per day,)) as authorized by RCW ((66.24.500)) 66.24.380, must be applied for to the board at the time the society or organization makes application for the ((Class J)) special occasion license, and the board's written approval is required before any such sales are made.

(2) Board approval for the sales authorized in subsection (1) of this section shall be granted by the board upon the condition that no more than twelve liters of beer and/or wine may be sold to any one purchaser under a single ((Class J)) special occasion license.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 81-22-026 (Order 85, Resolution No. 94), 314-16-230, filed 10/28/81.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 221, Resolution No. 230, filed 7/22/87)



WAC 314-16-240  ((Class E)) Beer and/or wine specialty shop licenses--Principal business sale of beer and wine for off-premises consumption--Authorization for selling or serving samples. (1) ((Class E)) Licensees whose business is primarily the sale of beer and/or wine at retail, who desire authorization under RCW ((66.24.360)) 66.24.370 to serve on their premises free or for a charge, single serving samples of two ounces or less must, prior to commencing such sales or service, obtain written approval from the board.

(2) To demonstrate to the satisfaction of the board that the ((Class E)) licensee's primary business is and continues to be the sale of beer and/or wine at retail, the board may require the licensee to make periodic reports concerning the licensee's sales and inventory. A ((Class E and/or F)) licensee's gross retail sales of beer and/or wine, not to be consumed on premises, must exceed fifty percent of all gross sales for the entire business of said licensee in order to be considered by the board as a business whose primary business is the sale of beer and/or wine.

(3) No more than one sample of any single brand and type of beer and/or wine, and no more than four samples, may be furnished or sold to a customer or patron during any one visit to the licensed premises.

(4) The sampling privileges authorized by RCW ((66.24.360)) 66.24.370 as implemented by this section of the rules are not to be a substitute for or an alternative to the on-premises consumption of beer and/or wine that is authorized under RCW 66.24.170, 66.24.240 or 66.28.040.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 87-15-113 (Order 221, Resolution No. 230), 314-16-240, filed 7/22/87.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-15-026, filed 7/12/93, effective 8/12/93)



WAC 314-16-250  Retail sale of malt liquor in kegs. (1) Licensees holding a ((Class A or B)) beer restaurant or beer tavern license in combination with a ((Class E)) off-premises beer and wine license may sell malt liquor in kegs or other containers capable of holding four gallons or more of liquid.

(2) Licensees holding a ((Class E)) off-premises beer and wine license may sell malt liquor in kegs or other containers capable of holding four gallons or more, but less than five and one-half gallons of malt liquor.

(3) Any licensee who sells or offers for sale kegs or other containers holding four gallons or more of malt liquor to consumers for off-premises consumption who are not licensed under chapter 66.24 RCW shall require the purchaser to:

(a) Provide one piece of identification pursuant to RCW 66.16.040.

(b) Sign a sworn statement, contained on the keg registration declaration and receipt form, under penalty of perjury that:

(i) The purchaser is of legal age to purchase, possess, or use malt liquor;

(ii) The purchaser will not allow any person under the age of twenty-one years to consume the beverage except as provided by RCW 66.44.270;

(iii) The purchaser will not remove, obliterate, or allow to be removed or obliterated, the keg registration declaration and receipt form affixed to the container.

(c) State the particular address where the malt liquor will be consumed, or the particular address where the keg or other container will be physically located.

(4) The keg registration declaration and receipt forms shall be provided by the board to licensees holding a ((Class A or B)) beer restaurant or beer tavern license in combination with the ((Class E)) off-premises beer and wine license. Licensees holding a ((Class E)) off-premises beer and wine license must purchase the keg registration declaration and receipt forms from the board at the board's costs of providing the forms. Forms will be sold to ((Class E)) off-premises beer and wine licensees upon receipt of a request and payment in the form of a check or money order for the proper amount.

(5) The keg registration declaration and receipt form provided by the board must be properly completed for sales of kegs for off-premises consumption.

(a) The form shall contain:

(i) The name and address of the purchaser.

(ii) The type and number of the identification presented by the purchaser pursuant to RCW 66.16.040.

(iii) A sworn statement, signed by the purchaser under penalty of perjury, that the purchaser is twenty-one years of age or older; will not allow persons under twenty-one years of age to consume the malt liquor purchased; and that the purchaser will not remove or obliterate the keg registration tag affixed to the keg or allow its removal or obliteration.

(iv) The particular address where the malt liquor will be consumed, and the date on which it will be consumed.

(b) Where the purchaser obtains more than one keg for off-premises consumption at the same location and on the same date, only one keg registration declaration and receipt form must contain all required information. All other keg registration declaration and receipt forms for that particular transaction must contain the registration number from the fully completed form as a reference and be signed by the purchaser. Such keg registration declaration and receipt forms which contain the reference number of a fully completed form and have been signed by the purchaser constitute a valid and properly completed keg registration and declaration receipt.

(6) The seller shall comply with all provisions of the keg registration law as codified in RCW 66.28.200, 66.28.210, 66.28.220, 66.28.230, and 66.28.240 including provisions adopted in chapter 21, Laws of 1993.

(7) For the purpose of tracing the kegs and purchaser responsibility it shall be the responsibility of the seller to affix the properly completed and signed keg registration declaration and receipt form to all containers of four gallons or more of malt liquor prior to the container leaving the premises of the seller.

(8) The licensee must retain a copy of the keg registration declaration and receipt, which shall be retained on the licensed premises for a period of one year unless otherwise authorized in writing by the board. The records shall be available for inspection and copying by any liquor enforcement officer or other law enforcement officer.

(9) The keg registration declaration and receipt affixed to the keg may serve as the purchaser's receipt.

(10) Kegs or other containers holding four gallons or more of malt liquor shall be purchased for off-premises consumption only from an authorized retail source and shall, at all times, have a properly completed keg registration declaration and receipt form affixed thereon when sold for off-premises consumption. Possession of a keg or other container which holds four gallons or more of malt liquor, other than on the seller's premises, without a properly completed keg registration and declaration form either affixed thereon or in possession of the person with the keg(s) shall be a violation of this title.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 93-15-026, 314-16-250, filed 7/12/93, effective 8/12/93; 91-19-070, 314-16-250, filed 9/16/91, effective 10/17/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 89-17-037 (Order 283, Resolution No. 292), 314-16-250, filed 8/9/89, effective 9/9/89.]



REPEALER



The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:



WAC 314-16-220 Class F licensees--Principal business sale of wine for off-premises consumption--Authorization for selling or serving samples.

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AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 268, Resolution No. 277, filed 10/25/88)



WAC 314-18-030  Applicants--Retail liquor licensees ineligible--Exceptions. (1) Any person twenty-one years of age or older, either for himself/herself or in a representative capacity on behalf of a society, organization, or business entity, may apply for a banquet permit which authorizes the service and consumption of liquor at a specific place upon a specific date.

(2) Retail liquor licensees are not eligible to apply for banquet permits for events to be held at, in, or upon such licensee's premises: Provided, however, That the licensee's ineligibility will not apply:

(a) When the application is by an established organization of members or auxiliary within a licensed club;

(b) Where grand openings, or special openings following new construction or substantial alterations, or when conventions are to be held on the licensed premises;

(c) Where special occasions such as employee Christmas parties, business anniversaries, etc. are held on the licensed premises;

(d) For functions held at locations other than the licensed premises.

(3) Banquet permits may be issued to qualified applicants for private functions on a chartered bus, chartered boat, chartered plane, or a chartered passenger car on a train.

(4) A banquet permit is not required for:

(a) Spirit, beer ((or)) and wine sampling conducted in accordance with RCW 66.28.040 as implemented by chapter 314-64 WAC.

(b) Beer or wine provided by a brewery, winery, or ((wholesaler)) distributor as part of a course of instruction for liquor licensees and/or their employees pursuant to RCW 66.28.150.

(5) The board interprets and will apply the relevant portions of the Liquor Act (RCW 66.20.010, 66.04.010(23), 66.04.010(26), 66.24.480, 66.24.481, and 66.44.100), reading them in pari materia, as not requiring a banquet permit to be obtained by an individual for a function when that individual is not acting with a business purpose or on behalf of an organization or business entity, where each of the following conditions are met:

(a) The function to be held by the individual is of a personal, noncommercial type which would normally be held in the individual's private home but for space considerations. Examples being a birthday party, wedding reception, bar mitzvah, etc. In lieu of holding the function in his or her home, the individual has arranged for use of a facility which is to be closed off from the public during the function and which is not on any licensed premises.

(b) The function is hosted by the individual personally. That is, there is no charge in any manner whatsoever for attendance, whether by admission charge, donation, dues, fees, or otherwise, and there is no charge in any manner whatsoever for anything provided at the function (i.e., mixer, setups, ice, food, hors d'oeuvres, etc.).

(c) That there is no business purpose for the function and that no pecuniary gain is intended or realized by the individual from the holding of the function.

(d) That those persons attending the function are the personal invitees of the individual holding it.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 88-22-026 (Order 268, Resolution No. 277), 314-18-030, filed 10/25/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-16-100 (Orders 110 and 112, Resolution Nos. 119 and 121), 314-18-030, filed 8/4/82.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 183, Resolution No. 192, filed 4/22/86)



WAC 314-18-040  Issuance fee--Restrictions. (1) Banquet permits may be issued by the board's stores and agencies to qualified applicants on forms provided by the board; the fee for each banquet permit will be ten dollars.

(2) Except for outdoor areas, banquet permits will only be issued for use at premises that are or can be arranged so that the general public can be excluded therefrom.

(3) Where the application is for a banquet to be held either partially or wholly out-of-doors, the following restrictions will apply:

(a) State parks: State parks are exempt from the law requiring a license or permit to consume liquor in a public place (RCW 66.04.011). Banquet permits shall not be issued for the service and consumption of liquor in state parks.

(b) City and county parks: Applicants will be issued banquet permits only upon presentation of written approval from the appropriate local authority for the banquet applied for.

(c) Commercial parks (privately owned and operated): Store and agency managers may issue banquet permits for use in such commercial parks even though the event is to be held partly or wholly out-of-doors.

(d) All other outdoor areas: Issuance is conditioned upon approval of the area liquor enforcement officer.

(4) Where the application is for a banquet permit for an event to be held on a college or university campus or upon the premises of an elementary or high school, public or private; permits will be issued provided that approval, in writing, by an appropriate official of the college, university, elementary, or high school is furnished with the application.

(5) When the application is for a banquet permit for an event to be held in or at a state armory used for military purposes, permits will be issued provided that approval, in writing, by the adjutant general or his/her designee is furnished by the applicant to the board and to the chief of police of the incorporated city or town in which the armory is located or to the county sheriff if the armory is located outside the boundaries of incorporated cities or towns.

(6) Banquet permits will not be issued for use at premises that have a license issued by the board that is or will be suspended on the date of the scheduled banquet.

(7) The event for which the banquet permit application is made cannot be open to the public through general admission ticket sales.

(8) The event for which the banquet permit application is made cannot be open to the public or advertised to the public.

(9) Approval of the area enforcement officer is required for banquet permits intended for use in the cocktail lounge facilities or tap rooms of ((Class A, C, D, or H licensed premises, including)) hotels, restaurants, and clubs, unless the entire premises under the control of the licensee is devoted to the banquet, and then only if all licensee liquor is removed from view and securely isolated.

(10) Where the application is for a banquet permit for an event to be held on a vessel under the jurisdiction of the Washington state ferry system; permits will be issued provided that approval, in writing, by an appropriate official of the Washington state ferry system is furnished with the application.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 86-09-075 (Order 183, Resolution No. 192), 314-18-040, filed 4/22/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 85-06-021 (Order 153, Resolution No. 162), 314-18-040, filed 2/27/85; 84-09-025 (Order 140, Resolution No. 149), 314-18-040, filed 4/11/84; 82-16-100 (Orders 110 and 112, Resolution Nos. 119 and 121), 314-18-040, filed 8/4/82.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 92-01-080, filed 12/16/91, effective 1/16/92)



WAC 314-18-060  Liquor to be served and consumed--Restrictions. (1) ((Class H)) Spirit, beer and wine restaurant discount liquor cannot be sold, served, or consumed under or by authority of a banquet permit. Liquor to be served will be purchased from an authorized retail source only.

(2) Licensees and/or commercial caterers shall not pay for or advance the moneys to purchase the liquor for the event for which the banquet permit application has been made, but they may transport the prepaid liquor purchased by the applicant to whom the banquet permit was issued.

(3) No banquet permittee may buy or accept delivery of liquor from any manufacturer, brewer, ((wholesaler)) distributor, distiller, winery, importer, or agent thereof.

(4) It is not necessary for a banquet permit applicant to purchase liquor at the time the permit is issued, and individuals attending a banquet function may bring their own liquor.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 92-01-080, 314-18-060, filed 12/16/91, effective 1/16/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-16-100 (Orders 110 and 112, Resolution Nos. 119 and 121), 314-18-060, filed 8/4/82.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 55, filed 5/31/77)



WAC 314-20-005  Application procedure--Beer ((wholesaler's)) distributor's or importer's license. Any person making application for a new beer ((wholesaler's)) distributor's or importer's license shall submit to the board, as a condition precedent to the board considering the application, such information as may be requested by the board and shall additionally submit a written commitment from a manufacturer or importer that the product the applicant proposes to distribute is available to him should a license be issued.

The decision as to whether a license will or will not be issued in a particular case is, pursuant to RCW 66.24.010, a matter of board discretion. The submission of the above information and written commitment shall not be construed as creating a vested right in the applicant to have a license issued.



[Order 55, 314-20-005, filed 5/31/77.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 138, Resolution No. 147, filed 4/11/84)



WAC 314-20-010  Brewers--Importers--((Wholesalers)) Distributors--Monthly reports--Tax refund procedures. (1) The holders of licenses to manufacture malt liquors within the state of Washington and holders of certificates of approval and importers who import malt liquors manufactured outside the United States must at all times when said licenses or certificates of approval are in force have in effect and on file with the board a bond executed by any surety authorized to do business in the state of Washington, in form and amount acceptable to the board, which bond shall be payable to the Washington state liquor control board and conditioned that such licensee or holder of certificate of approval will pay to the board the tax levied by virtue of RCW 66.24.290 (section 24 of the Washington State Liquor Act).

(2) Every person, firm or corporation holding a license to manufacture malt liquors within the state of Washington shall, in addition to the statement required to be made by RCW 66.24.280 (section 23F(1) of the Washington State Liquor Act), on or before the twentieth day of each month make a report to the board upon forms furnished by the board, of all sales of beer in and out of the state during the preceding calendar month, and shall at the same time pay to the board the tax due thereon including beer furnished as samples to authorized licensees for the purpose of negotiating a sale as provided in RCW 66.28.040.

(3) Every person, firm or corporation holding a license to import beer into the state of Washington shall make a report to the board, upon forms furnished by the board, on or before the twentieth day of each month of all beer imported into the state during the preceding calendar month, and shall at the same time pay to the board the tax due thereon: Provided, however, That said tax shall be paid on behalf of the importer of such beer by the holders of certificates of approval at the time that said holders of certificates of approval furnish to the board the report required under RCW 66.24.270 and WAC 314-20-170: Provided further, That the report method of payment of tax shall be exclusive of any other method. In the event beer has been imported into the state of Washington upon which the tax has not been paid, or payment arranged as herein provided, the beer importer shall pay the tax due thereon including beer received and/or furnished as samples to authorized licensees for the purpose of negotiating a sale as provided in RCW 66.28.040.

(4) Failure to make such report or pay said tax at the time prescribed will be sufficient ground for the board to forthwith suspend or cancel the license privilege of the delinquent brewer or importer or the certificate of approval of the brewer located outside the state of Washington. A two percent penalty per month, or portion of a month, will be assessed on any tax payments postmarked after the twentieth day following the month of sale. In addition, in case of any such delinquency, the board shall immediately give notice to the surety on such brewer's, importer's or certificate of approval holder's bond and shall take such action as is thereafter deemed necessary by the board to collect any of said tax which it finds is due.

(5) In consideration of the foregoing requirements, revenue stamps evidencing payment of said tax shall not be used on any package containing beer manufactured by brewers within the state or imported into the state by a beer importer, nor shall it be required that "in transit" stamps be affixed to packages containing any beer manufactured in the state of Washington when the same is exported directly to a point outside the geographical confines of the state by such manufacturers. Neither shall it be required that "in transit" stamps be affixed to packages of beer being shipped in interstate commerce from one point outside this state, through this state, to another point outside the geographical confines of this state. In the case of beer manufactured by a brewer within the state or imported into the state of Washington by a beer importer and either sold to beer ((wholesalers)) distributors for export from the state or exported directly by the importer, such manufacturer or importer must either pay the tax on beer so sold or affix "in transit" stamps, if not previously affixed, to all packages containing such beer, as provided in WAC 314-20-040(1).

(6) Beer ((wholesalers)) distributors or beer importers who export beer to a point outside the geographical confines of the state of Washington upon which the tax imposed by RCW 66.24.290 has been paid may claim a refund or tax credit of said tax on forms prescribed and furnished by the board. For the purpose of this regulation, beer sold and delivered to interstate ((commercial)) common ((passenger)) carriers holding licenses pursuant to chapter 245, Laws of 1975 1st ex. sess., or for use within the confines of any military reservation over which the state does not exercise jurisdiction shall be considered exported from the state. Such tax shall not be paid on beer being shipped in interstate commerce from a point outside this state directly through the state to another point outside the geographical confines of this state.

(7) The board may make other arrangements for reporting and payment of tax where an in-state licensee purchases beer from within and/or without the state of Washington primarily for export from the state. Such arrangements would be on an individual basis and would be for the purpose of simplifying the reporting and accounting requirements.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 84-09-023 (Order 138, Resolution No. 147), 314-20-010, filed 4/11/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 81-22-026 (Order 85, Resolution No. 94), 314-20-010, filed 10/28/81; Order 40, 314-20-010, filed 8/21/75; Order 8, 314-20-010, filed 11/24/69, effective 12/26/69; Rule 37, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-11-028, filed 5/10/93, effective 6/10/93)



WAC 314-20-015  Licensed brewers--Retail sales of beer on brewery premises--Beer served without charge on premises--((Class H)) Spirit, beer and wine restaurant operation. (1) A licensed brewer holding a proper retail license, pursuant to chapter 66.24 RCW, may sell beer of its own production at retail on the brewery premises: Provided, That beer so sold at retail shall be subject to the tax and penalty for late payment, if any, as imposed by RCW 66.24.290, and to reporting and bonding requirements as prescribed in RCW 66.28.010 and WAC 314-20-010.

(2) In selling beer at retail, as provided in subsection (1) of this regulation, a brewer shall conduct such operation in conformity with the statutes and regulations applicable to holders of such beer retailers' licenses. The brewer shall maintain records of such retail operation separate from other brewery records.

(3) Upon written authorization of the board, pursuant to RCW 66.04.011, beer of a licensed brewer's own production may be consumed in designated parks and picnic areas adjacent to and held by the same ownership as the licensed brewer.

(4) A licensed brewer or a lessee of a licensed brewer operating a ((Class H)) spirit, beer and wine restaurant, licensed pursuant to RCW 66.28.010, shall conduct such operation in conformity with the statutes and regulations which apply to holders of such ((Class H)) spirit, beer and wine restaurant licenses.

(5) A brewer may serve its own beer and beer not of its own production without charge on the brewery premises, as authorized by RCW 66.28.040. Such beer served without charge as provided herein is not subject to the tax imposed by RCW 66.24.290.

(6) No retail license or fee is required for the holder of a brewer's license to serve beer without charge on the brewery premises as set forth in subsection (5) of this regulation. Before exercising this privilege, however, such brewer shall obtain approval of the proposed service area and facilities from the board. Such brewer shall maintain a separate record of all beer so served.

(7) A brewery is required to obtain the appropriate retail license to sell beer, wine, or spirits on the brewery premises that is not of its own production.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 93-11-028, 314-20-015, filed 5/10/93, effective 6/10/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 81-22-026 (Order 85, Resolution No. 94), 314-20-015, filed 10/28/81; Order 61, 314-20-015, filed 12/6/77; Order 40, 314-20-015, Rule 37.5, filed 8/21/75.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 92-03-109, filed 1/21/92, effective 2/21/92)



WAC 314-20-020  Beer labels--Certificate of label approval required--Labels to be submitted. (1) Every bottle or can containing beer intended for sale in the state of Washington shall bear a label in compliance with RCW 66.28.120. No beer shall be imported or sold within the state of Washington until the licensed brewery, or certificate of approval holder, shall have obtained from the board a certificate of label approval for such beer.

(2) A request for certificate of label approval must be submitted on a form prescribed by the board which is one copy of the federal certificate of label approval for such beer, issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, U.S. Treasury Department.

(3) Any change in label or product which requires reissuance of federal certificate of label approval, must also be submitted to the board, in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this regulation.

(4) No label shall be used that is misleading.

(5) Every producer, importer, or ((wholesaler)) distributor of beer shall, upon request of the board or its authorized representative, furnish without cost to the board, samples of any brand of beer upon its premises for the purpose of analysis in order to determine whether the beer conforms to commercial standards.

(6) No label will be approved which is designed to be especially appealing to children or other persons under legal age to consume. Persons who appear to be under legal age to consume may be depicted on a label when, in the discretion of the board, the depiction is dignified and does not promote illegal consumption of liquor.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 92-03-109, 314-20-020, filed 1/21/92, effective 2/21/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.28.160. 91-08-022, 314-20-020, filed 3/27/91, effective 4/27/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 90-18-008, 314-20-020, filed 8/24/90, effective 1/1/92; 89-02-015 (Order 275, Resolution No. 284), 314-20-020, filed 12/28/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.28.120. 88-14-131 (Order 255, Resolution No. 264), 314-20-020, filed 7/6/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.28.120 and 66.28.110. 87-21-036 (Order 230, Resolution No. 239), 314-20-020, filed 10/13/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.28.120. 87-08-015 (Order 215, Resolution No. 224), 314-20-020, filed 3/24/87; Order 42, 314-20-020, filed 11/6/75; Order 19, 314-20-020, filed 8/10/72; Rule 38, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-10-070, filed 5/3/93, effective 6/3/93)



WAC 314-20-030  Packages--Classification. (1) No manufacturer, ((wholesaler)) distributor or importer shall sell beer for use in the state of Washington in any packages or containers differing in sizes and case quantities from the manufacturer's original packages.

(2) Net contents--Packaged beer. Net contents shall be stated in a clearly legible manner on the label in fluid ounces or as follows:

(a) If less than 1 pint, in fluid ounces, or fractions of a pint;

(b) If 1 pint, 1 quart, or 1 gallon, the net contents shall be so stated;

(c) If more than 1 pint, but less than 1 quart, the net contents shall be stated in fractions of a quart, or in pints and fluid ounces;

(d) If more than 1 quart, but less than 1 gallon, the net contents shall be stated in fractions of a gallon, or in quarts, pints, and fluid ounces;

(e) If more than 1 gallon, the net contents shall be stated in gallons and fractions thereof;

(f) The net contents need not be stated on any label if the net contents are displayed by having the same blown, branded, or burned in the container in letters or figures in such manner as to be plainly legible under ordinary circumstances and such statement is not obscured in any manner in whole or in part.

(3) Container size limitations--Barrels. Whole barrels (31 gallons), 1/2 barrels (15.5 gallons), 1/4 barrels (7.75 gallons), 1/6 barrels (5.16 gallons). Packaged beer--Maximum capacity for individual containers, 170 fluid ounces: Provided, however, That the board may, in its discretion, authorize other container and/or barrel size packages which have been approved for marketing within the United States by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, United States Treasury Department: Provided further, That the board may, in its discretion, authorize a brewery with ((Class H)) spirit, beer and wine restaurant privileges to dispense beer directly from conditioning tanks/vessels to the ((Class H)) spirit, beer and wine restaurant area provided the taxes have been paid prior to dispensing.

(4) The net contents of individual containers shall be stated on the outside of any multicontainer package where the individual container label or bottle size is not visible to the consumer at the point of purchase.

(5) Gift packages. A beer importer or beer wholesaler may prepare and sell "gift packages" consisting of containers of beer differing in case quantities from the manufacturer's original case capacities provided the tax has been paid on the previously purchased beer in accordance with RCW 66.24.290 and provided written approval by the board has been obtained.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 93-10-070, 314-20-030, filed 5/3/93, effective 6/3/93; 89-06-013 (Order 278, Resolution No. 287), 314-20-030, filed 2/23/89; 89-01-005 (Order 272, Resolution No. 281), 314-20-030, filed 12/8/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.050. 86-22-050 (Order 201, Resolution No. 210), 314-20-030, filed 11/4/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 86-01-026 (Order 171, Resolution No. 180), 314-20-030, filed 12/11/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 83-24-061 (Order 135, Resolution No. 144), 314-20-030, filed 12/7/83, effective 2/15/84; 78-02-031 (Order 64), 314-20-030, Rule 39, filed 1/17/78; Order 49, 314-20-030, filed 8/26/76, effective 9/26/76; Order 19, 314-20-030, filed 8/10/72; Rule 39, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 229, Resolution No. 238, filed 9/29/87)



WAC 314-20-050  Beer ((wholesalers)) distributors--Importers--Brewers--Records--Preservation. (1) Beer ((wholesalers)) distributors must keep beer accounts separate and independent from other accounts and maintain proper records in a form approved by the board, showing all transactions in beer, and must in case of beer exported or beer sold, transferred or shipped to another ((wholesaler)) distributor, preserve all bills of lading or other evidence of shipment for a period of two years after such exportation, and must in the case of sales to retailers preserve all sales slips and keep the same on file in the office of the wholesaler for at least two years after each sale.

(2) Each brewery, beer ((wholesaler)) distributor, and beer importer may maintain microfilm records containing reproductions (including microfiche) of any record, document, or report if first approved by the board. Request for approval shall be directed to the financial division of the Washington state liquor control board and must include the following information:

(a) Records proposed to be reproduced.

(b) Reproduction process.

(c) Manner of preserving the reproduction.

(d) Facilities provided for examining or viewing such reproduction.

If the request is approved, the licensee shall provide for the examining, viewing, and reproduction of such records the same as if they were the original records.

(3) If the brewery, beer ((wholesaler)) distributor, or beer importer keeps records within an automated data processing (ADP) system, the system must include a method for producing legible records that will provide the same information required of that type of record within this section. The ADP system is acceptable if it complies with the following guidelines:

(a) Provides an audit trail so that details (invoices and vouchers) underlying the summary accounting data may be identified and made available upon request.

(b) Provides the opportunity to trace any transaction back to the original source or forward to a final total. If printouts of transactions are not made when they are processed, the system must have the ability to reconstruct these transactions.

(c) Has available a full description of the ADP portion of the accounting system. This should show the applications being performed, the procedures employed in each application, and the controls used to ensure accurate and reliable processing.

(4) The provisions contained in subsections (2) and (3) of this section do not eliminate the requirement to maintain source documents, but they do allow the source documents to be maintained in some other location.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 87-20-013 (Order 229, Resolution No. 238), 314-20-050, filed 9/29/87; Rule 44, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Rule 45, filed 6/13/63)



WAC 314-20-060  Beer ((wholesalers)) distributors and importers--Reports--Stamps. All beer ((wholesalers)) distributors and beer importers who during any month have received, handled or had on hand at the end of such month any beer imported into the state of Washington by them with beer "in transit" stamps only affixed to the package or container upon which the tax has not been paid, shall, on or before the tenth day of the succeeding month, furnish to the board a report, upon forms prescribed or furnished by the board, showing the disposition of all tax free beer, and if exported from the state, the name and address of the person to whom exported. Such report shall also show the number, brand or trade name, type and size of all packages and containers, respectively.



[Rule 45, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-10-092, filed 5/4/93, effective 6/4/93)



WAC 314-20-070  Claims for defective keg beer--Replacement of overaged packaged beer--Procedures. (1) In the case of beer in barrels, beer which is not in salable condition due to defective beer or a defective container may be returned by the retailer to the beer ((wholesaler)) distributor for a claim adjustment. The brewer or supplier may make a credit adjustment to the ((wholesaler)) distributor for such claim;

(2) No claim adjustment shall be accepted unless the same shall be made by the retailer within ten days after the defect in the beer or container has been discovered;

(3) All documentary evidence relating to the claim shall be preserved by the retailer, beer ((wholesaler)) distributor, brewer, or beer importer for two years after the date of the claim;

(4) No brewer, beer ((wholesaler)) distributor, or beer importer shall allow, or shall any retailer make claim for adjustment for defective keg beer unless the container or the beer is in fact defective;

(5) In the case of package beer, other than beer in barrels, beer which is not in a salable condition or overaged may be returned by a retail licensee to the beer ((wholesaler)) distributor from whom the beer was purchased, provided it is immediately replaced by the beer ((wholesaler)) distributor with an identical quantity, type and brand of beer: Provided further,That if the brand of beer is not presently in the beer ((wholesaler's)) distributor's stock and is not available to the ((wholesaler)) distributor in the immediate future, a cash refund may be made to the retail licensee;

(6) Beer different from that ordered which has been delivered in error to a retail licensee may be returned to a beer ((wholesaler)) distributor and either replaced with that beer which was ordered or a cash refund may be made: Provided, That the error in delivery shall be discovered and corrected within eight days of the date the delivery was made;

(7) ((Wholesalers)) Distributors who replace unsalable or overaged packaged beer as provided in subsection (5) of this section, shall maintain complete records of all such transactions, with such records to be readily available for inspection by authorized employees of the board;

(8) Salable or unsalable beer may be returned by a retail licensee or by a governmental agency who has seized the same to the beer ((wholesaler)) distributor selling such beer in the event the retailer goes out of the business of selling beer at retail, and in such case a cash refund may be made upon return of the beer, provided that consent of the board is first had and obtained;

(9) Except as provided herein, no other adjustment, by way of cash refund or otherwise, shall be made by the beer ((wholesaler)) distributor, brewer or beer importer.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 93-10-092, 314-20-070, filed 5/4/93, effective 6/4/93; 92-14-028, 314-20-070, filed 6/22/92, effective 7/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-17-022 (Order 109, Resolution No. 118), 314-20-070, filed 8/9/82; Order 49, 314-20-070, filed 8/26/76, effective 9/26/76; Rule 46, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Rule 47, filed 6/13/63)



WAC 314-20-080  Sales to vessels. (1) Tax paid beer may be sold direct by beer ((wholesalers)) distributors to:

(a) Vessels engaged in foreign commerce and operating on regular schedules.

(b) Vessels engaged in interstate commerce and operating on regular schedules.

(c) Vessels commonly known as "tramps," engaged in interstate and/or foreign commerce but not operating on regular schedules and taking cargo when and where it offers and to any port.

(2) Beer may not be sold direct by beer ((wholesalers)) distributors to any other class of boat or vessel unless the boat or vessel is in possession of a proper retail license.



[Rule 47, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 270, Resolution No. 279, filed 11/22/88)



WAC 314-20-090  Cash sales. No beer ((wholesaler)) distributor nor brewer or beer importer holding a beer ((wholesaler's)) distributor's license shall sell or deliver beer to any retailer except for cash paid at the time of the delivery thereof: Provided, That cash may be paid prior to the delivery of beer sold to any retailer. Failure by licensees to keep accurate accounting records which result in the extension of credit, in violation of RCW 66.28.010 through the use of a prior cash deposit which is overextended may result in administrative action being taken against the liquor license.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 88-23-101 (Order 270, Resolution No. 279), 314-20-090, filed 11/22/88; Order 24, 314-20-090, filed 6/28/73; Rule 48, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 173, Resolution No. 182, filed 8/5/86)



WAC 314-20-100  Beer ((wholesale)) distributor price posting. (1) Every beer ((wholesaler)) distributor shall file with the board at its office in Olympia a price posting showing the ((wholesale)) distributor prices at which any and all brands of beer sold by such beer ((wholesaler)) distributor shall be sold to retailers within the state.

(2) All price postings must be received by the board not later than the tenth day of the month, and if approved will become effective on the first day of the calendar month following the date of such filing. An additional period, not to exceed five days will be allowed for revision of such posting to correct errors, omissions, or to meet competitive prices filed during the current posting period, but a revised posting must be on file at the board office by not later than the fifteenth day of the month in order to become effective on the first day of the next calendar month: Provided, That the board may in individual cases, for good cause shown, extend the date on which the filings required by the rules are to be received by the board.

When any price posting to be filed with the board under the provisions of this rule has been deposited in the United States mail addressed to the board, it shall be deemed filed or received on the date shown by the post office cancellation mark on the envelope containing it or on the date it was mailed if proof satisfactory to the board establishes that the actual mailing occurred on an earlier date.

(3) Filing date exception--Whenever the tenth day of the month falls on Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, an original price posting may be filed not later than the close of business the next business day.

(4) In the event that a beer ((wholesaler)) distributor determines to make no changes in any items or prices listed in the last filed and approved schedule, such prices listed in the schedule previously filed and in effect, shall remain in effect for each succeeding posting period until a revised or amended schedule is filed and approved, as provided herein.

Provision for filing of temporary price reductions--In the event a beer ((wholesaler)) distributor elects to file postings listing selected items on which prices are temporarily reduced for one posting period only, such filing shall be made on special forms provided for such purpose and clearly reflect all items, the selling price thereof, and the posting period for which the price reductions will be in effect. At the expiration of the posting period during which such reductions were effective the special filing will become void and the last regularly filed and effective price schedule shall again become effective until subsequently amended pursuant to regular filing dates.

(5) Each price posting shall be made on a form prepared and furnished by the board or a reasonable facsimile thereof, and shall set forth:

(a) All brands, types, packages and containers of beer offered for sale by such beer ((wholesaler)) distributor.

(b) The wholesale prices thereof to retail licensees, including allowances, if any, for returned empty containers.

(6) No beer ((wholesaler)) distributor shall sell or offer to sell any package or container of beer to any retail licensee at a price differing from the price for such package or container as shown in the price posting filed by the beer ((wholesaler)) distributor and then in effect.

(7) Quantity discounts are prohibited. No price shall be posted which is below acquisition cost plus ten percent of acquisition cost.

(8) Wholesale prices on a "close-out" item shall be accepted by the board if the item to be discontinued has been listed on the state market for a period of at least six months, and upon the further condition that the ((wholesaler)) distributor who posts such a close-out price shall not restock the item for a period of one year following the first effective date of such close-out price.

(9) If an existing written contract or memorandum of oral agreement between a licensed brewer, certificate of approval holder, beer importer or beer ((wholesaler)) distributor and a beer ((wholesaler)) distributor, on file in accordance with WAC 314-20-105, is terminated by either party, and a new written contract or memorandum of oral agreement is made by such a supplier with another beer ((wholesaler)) distributor in the affected trade area, the board, after receiving such new contract or memorandum of oral agreement and a corresponding wholesale price posting from the newly-designated beer ((wholesaler)) distributor, may put such filings into effect immediately: Provided, That prices and other conditions of such filings which are in effect at the time of such termination shall not be changed until subsequent filings are submitted to the board and become effective under regulatory procedures set forth in other subsections of this regulation and WAC 314-20-105.

(10) The board may reject any price posting which it deems to be in violation of this or any other regulation or portion thereof which would tend to disrupt the orderly sale and distribution of beer. Whenever the board shall reject any posting the licensee submitting said posting may be heard by the board and shall have the burden of showing that said posting is not in violation of regulation and/or does not tend to disrupt the orderly sale and distribution of beer. Thereupon if said posting is accepted it shall become effective at the time fixed by the board. If said posting is rejected, the last effective posting shall remain in effect until such time as an amended posting is filed and approved, in accordance with the provisions of this regulation.

(11) All price postings filed as required by this regulation shall at all times be open to inspection to all trade buyers within the state of Washington and shall not within any sense be considered confidential.

(12) Any beer ((wholesaler)) distributor or employee authorized by his ((wholesaler)) distributor-employer may sell beer at the ((wholesaler's)) distributor's posted prices to any ((Class A, B, D, E, H, or G)) authorized retail licensee upon presentation to such ((wholesaler)) distributor or employee at the time of purchase of a special permit issued by the board to such licensee.

(a) Every Class ((A, B, D, E, H, or G)) authorized retail licensee upon purchasing any beer from a ((wholesaler)) distributor, shall immediately cause such beer to be delivered to his licensed premises, and he shall not thereafter permit such beer to be disposed of in any manner except as authorized by his license.

(b) Beer sold as provided herein shall be delivered by such ((wholesaler)) distributor or his authorized employee either to such retailer's licensed premises or directly to such retailer at the ((wholesaler's)) distributor's licensed premises: Provided, however, That a ((wholesaler's)) distributor's prices to retail licensees shall be the same at both such places of delivery.

(13) When a new beer ((wholesaler's)) distributor's license is issued by the board, the holder thereof may file an initial price schedule and request that such posting be placed into effect immediately. The board may grant such approval, providing that such posting is in compliance with all other applicable regulatory requirements, and that contracts and memoranda are on file, in accordance with WAC 314-20-105.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.98.070 and 66.08.060. 86-16-060 (Order 173, Resolution No. 182), 314-20-100, filed 8/5/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 85-21-020 (Order 166, Resolution No. 175), 314-20-100, filed 10/9/85, effective 12/10/85; 82-16-069 (Order 91, Resolution No. 100), 314-20-100, filed 8/2/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.08.060 and 66.98.070. 78-02-056 (Order 62), 314-20-100, filed 1/20/78, effective 7/1/78; Order 54, 314-20-100, filed 5/24/77, effective 7/1/77; Order 51, 314-20-100, filed 12/15/76; Order 18, 314-20-100, filed 1/13/72, effective 2/14/72; Order 15, 314-20-100, filed 5/13/71, effective 7/1/71; Rule 49, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 207, Resolution No. 216, filed 12/9/86)



WAC 314-20-105  Beer suppliers' price filings, contracts and memoranda. (1) Every licensed brewer shall file with the board at its office in Olympia a copy of every written contract and a memorandum of every oral agreement which such brewer may have with any beer ((wholesaler)) distributor, which contracts or memoranda shall contain a schedule of prices charged to ((wholesalers)) distributors for all items, all terms of sale, including all regular and special discounts; all advertising, sales and trade allowances and incentive programs; all commissions, bonuses or gifts and any and all other discounts or allowances. Whenever changed or modified such revised contracts or memoranda shall forthwith be filed with the board as provided in this regulation.

Each price schedule shall be made on a form prepared and furnished by the board, or a reasonable facsimile thereof, and shall set forth all brands, types, packages and containers of beer offered for sale by such licensed brewer; all additional information required may be filed as a supplement to said price schedule forms.

(2) Filing date--All written contracts and memoranda of oral agreements must be received by the board not later than the twenty-fifth day of the month, and if approved will become effective on the first day of the second calendar month following the date of such filing. An additional period will be allowed for revision of such filings to correct errors and omissions, or to meet competitive prices, filed during the current posting period, but a revised contract or memorandum of oral agreement must be on file with the board not later than the first day of the month in order to become effective on the first day of the following month: Provided, That the board may in individual cases, for good cause shown, extend the date on which the filings required by the rules are to be received by the board.

(a) When any price posting to be filed with the board under the provisions of this rule has been deposited in the United States mail addressed to the board, it shall be deemed filed or received on the date shown by the post office cancellation mark on the envelope containing it, or on the date it was mailed if proof satisfactory to the board establishes that the actual mailing occurred on an earlier date.

(b) Exceptions for changes in ((wholesalers)) distributors and newly licensed ((wholesalers)) distributors are set forth in WAC 314-20-100 (9) and (13).

(3) Filing date exception--Whenever the twenty-fifth day of the month falls on Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, an original contract or memorandum of oral agreement may be filed not later than the close of business the next business day.

(4) In the event that a brewer determines to make no changes in any items or prices listed in the last filed and approved schedule, such prices listed in the schedule previously filed and in effect, shall remain in effect for each succeeding posting period until a revised or amended schedule is filed and approved, as provided herein.

Provision for filing of temporary price reductions--In the event a licensed brewer elects to file postings listing selected items on which prices are temporarily reduced for a period of one posting period only, such filing shall be made on special forms provided for such purpose and clearly reflect all items, the selling price thereof, and the posting period for which the price reductions will be in effect. At the expiration of the posting period during which such reductions were effective the special filing will become void and the last regularly filed and effective price schedule shall again become effective until subsequently amended pursuant to regular filing dates.

(5) Prices filed by a licensed brewer shall be uniform prices to all ((wholesalers)) distributors on a statewide basis less bona fide allowances for freight differentials. Quantity discounts are prohibited. No price shall be filed which is below acquisition cost plus ten percent of acquisition cost: Provided,That acquisition cost plus ten percent of acquisition cost shall not apply to sales of beer between a beer importer who sells beer to another beer importer or to a beer ((wholesaler)) distributor, or to a beer ((wholesaler)) distributor who sells beer to another beer ((wholesaler)) distributor.

(6) No licensed brewer shall sell or offer to sell any beer to any persons whatsoever in this state until copies of such written contracts or memoranda of such oral agreements are on file with the board.

(7) No licensed brewer shall sell or offer to sell any package or container of beer to any ((wholesaler)) distributor at a price differing from the price for such package or container as shown in the schedule of prices filed by the brewer and then in effect.

(8) The provisions set forth in the foregoing subsections of this regulation shall also apply to written contracts and memoranda of oral agreements which must be filed with the board by every certificate of approval holder who sells beer to a beer importer, every beer importer who sells beer to another beer importer or to a beer ((wholesaler)) distributor, and every beer ((wholesaler)) distributor who sells beer to another beer ((wholesaler)) distributor: Provided, That the provisions of this subsection shall not apply, and filings will not be required in the instance of beer ((wholesalers)) distributors making accommodation sales to other beer ((wholesalers)) distributors when such sales are made at a selling price not to exceed the laid-in cost of the beer being sold. Accommodation sales may only be made when the ((wholesaler)) distributor purchasing the beer is an authorized purchaser of the brand and product being sold, having been designated as an authorized purchaser by the manufacturer or importer of the product being sold, as demonstrated by an existing contract or memoranda on file and in effect under the provisions of this rule.

(9) Holders of certificates of approval may ship beer into this state when the beer has been sold and consigned to the holder of a beer importer's license at his licensed premises. The bill of lading covering such consignment shall not be changed or the beer diverted unless such diversion is to another beer importer, and the board so notified immediately.

(10) The board may reject any supplier's price filing, contract or memorandum of oral agreement or portion thereof which it deems to be in violation of this or any other regulation or which would tend to disrupt the orderly sale and distribution of beer. Whenever the board shall reject any such price filing, contract or memorandum the licensee submitting said price filing, contract or memorandum may be heard by the board and shall have the burden of showing that the said price filing, contract or memorandum is not in violation of regulation and/or does not tend to disrupt the orderly sale and distribution of beer. Thereupon if said price filing, contract or memorandum is accepted it shall become effective at a time fixed by the board. If said price filing, contract or memorandum or portion thereof is rejected, the last effective price filing, contract or memorandum shall remain in effect until such time as an amended price filing, contract or memorandum is filed and approved, in accordance with the provisions of this regulation.

(11) All prices, contracts and memoranda filed as required by this regulation shall at all times be open to inspection to all trade buyers within the state of Washington and shall not in any sense be considered confidential.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 87-01-014 (Order 207, Resolution No. 216), 314-20-105, filed 12/9/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.98.070 and 66.08.060. 86-16-060 (Order 173, Resolution No. 182), 314-20-105, filed 8/5/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 85-21-020 (Order 166, Resolution No. 175), 314-20-105, filed 10/9/85, effective 11/25/85; 82-16-069 (Order 91, Resolution No. 100), 314-20-105, filed 8/2/82; Order 54, 314-20-105, Rule 49.5, filed 5/24/77, effective 7/1/77; Order 51, 314-20-105, filed 12/15/76; Order 15, 314-20-105, filed 5/13/71, effective 7/1/71.]

OTS-2127.2

REPEALER



The following chapter of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:



WAC 314-22-010 Nonretail licenses--License designations.

OTS-2128.2

Chapter 314-24 WAC



DOMESTIC WINERIES AND DOMESTIC WINE ((WHOLESALERS)) DISTRIBUTORS



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 5, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69)



WAC 314-24-006  Substandard wines prohibited. Application of this regulation. The production, importation or sale of, wine, which fails to conform to the standards prescribed in regulation (57) hereof, or of any wine fermented from raisins, dried fruits, or dried berries, or of any imitation or substandard wine as hereinafter defined, is hereby prohibited.

(1) Imitation wine shall include:

(a) Any wine containing synthetic materials;

(b) Any wine made from a mixture of water with residues remaining after thorough pressing of grapes, fruit or other agricultural products;

(c) Any class or type of wine, the taste, aroma, color or other characteristics of which have been acquired in whole or in part by treatment with methods or materials of any kind, if the taste, aroma, color or other characteristics of normal wines of such class or type are acquired without such treatment; or

(d) Any wine made from "must" concentrated at any time to more than 80 degrees (balling).

(2) Substandard wine shall include:

(a) Any wine having a volatile acidity in excess of the maximum prescribed therefor in these regulations;

(b) Any wine for which no maximum volatile acidity is prescribed in these regulations having a volatile acidity, calculated as acetic acid and exclusive of sulphur dioxide, in excess of 0.14 gram per 100 cubic centimeters (20 degrees C.);

(c) Any wine for which a standard of identity is prescribed in these regulations which, through disease, decomposition, or otherwise, fails to have the composition, color, and clean vinous taste and aroma of normal wines conforming to such standard; or

(d) Wine of any class or type containing added water, or sugar and water solution, in excess of the quantities expressly authorized for standard wine made from the same kind or kinds of materials as prescribed in regulation (57).

(3) Coined names:

(a) The sale in this state of wines, identified on labels or in advertisements by a type of brand designation which implies mixtures of wines for which standards of identity are established in these regulations, or which identifying type or brand designation resembles an established wine type name such as Angelica, Madeira, Muscatel, Port, White Port, Sherry, Tokay, Sauterne, Claret, Burgundy, etc., is hereby prohibited.

(b) The sale in this state of wine or combinations of wine and other alcoholic beverages which contain on the label statements such as whiskey wine, rum and wine, gin and wine, beer and wine, etc., or simulations of such combinations, is hereby prohibited.

(4) Containers:

(a) The sale of wine in any container originally designed for a product other than wine or in any container the design or shape of which would tend to mislead the consumer as to the nature of the contents, is hereby prohibited.

(b) The sale of wine in containers which have blown, branded or burned therein the name or other distinguishing mark of any person engaged in business as a wine producer, importer, ((wholesaler)) distributor, or bottler or any other person different from the person whose name is required to appear on the brand label, is hereby prohibited.



[Order 5, 314-24-006, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 92-03-110, filed 1/21/92, effective 2/21/92)



WAC 314-24-040  Wine labels--Certificate of label approval required--Labels to be submitted. No wine shall be imported or sold within the state of Washington until the certificate of approval holder, or domestic winery, or United States importer of foreign wine, shall have obtained from the board a certificate of label approval for such wine.

(1) A request for certificate of label approval must be submitted to the board on forms prescribed by the board, together with the following:

(a) Two labels of the brand and type for which approval is requested for wines under seven percent alcohol by volume; and

(b) One copy of the federal certificate of label approval for such wine which has been issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, U.S. Treasury Department.

(2) Any change in label or product which requires reissuance of federal approval under the provisions of 27 CFR Part 4, must also be submitted to the board in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this regulation.

(3) Every producer, importer, bottler, or ((wholesaler)) distributor of wine shall, upon request of the board or its authorized representative, furnish without cost to the board, samples of any brand of wine upon its premises for the purpose of analysis in order to determine whether the wine conforms to the quality standards set by the board in WAC 314-24-060 and conforms with commercial standards.

(4) No label shall be used that is misleading.

(5) No label will be approved which is designed to be especially appealing to children or other persons under legal age to consume. Persons who appear to be under legal age to consume may be depicted on a label when, in the discretion of the board, the depiction is dignified and does not promote illegal consumption of liquor.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 92-03-110, 314-24-040, filed 1/21/92, effective 2/21/92; 89-02-014 (Order 274, Resolution No. 283), 314-24-040, filed 12/28/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.28.110. 88-17-095 (Order 254, Resolution No. 263), 314-24-040, filed 8/23/88; Order 57, 314-24-040, filed 7/28/77, effective 9/1/77; Order 42, 314-24-040, Rule 62, filed 11/6/75; Order 19, 314-24-040, filed 8/10/72; Order 5, 314-24-040, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69; Rule 62, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 172, Resolution No. 181, filed 3/13/86)



WAC 314-24-080  Containers--Sizes and types permitted. (1) All wine sold for consumption in the state shall be sold in packages or container sizes approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, U.S. Treasury Department for Marketing within the United States. A copy of the federal certificate of label approval must be submitted with each such request for authorization.

(2) No domestic winery or wine ((wholesaler)) distributor, or wine importer shall adopt or use any packages for wine differing in sizes and case capacities from: Manufacturer's original full cases. The board may, in its discretion, authorize other container and/or keg size packages it deems appropriate.

(3) Wine referred to in subsections (1) and (2) of this regulation may also be packaged and sold in metric standards of fill and in case sizes as are established in 27 Code of Federal Regulations, to wit: 3 liters (101 fl. oz.) 4 bottles per case; 1.5 liters (50.7 fl. oz.) 6 bottles p/c; one liter (33.8 fl. oz.) 12 bottles p/c; 750 milliliters (25.4 fl. oz.) 12 bottles p/c; 375 milliliters (12.7 fl. oz.) 24 bottles p/c; 187 milliliters (6.3 fl. oz.) 48 bottles p/c; 100 milliliters (3.4 fl. oz.) 60 bottles p/c. Wine may be bottled or packed in containers of four liters or larger if the containers are filled and labeled in quantities of even liters.

(4) Wine imported from foreign countries may be packaged and container sizes approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, U.S. Treasury Department for marketing within the United States. A copy of the federal certificate of label approval must be submitted with each such request for authorization.

(5) For taxing purposes and in all reports to the board, the above enumerated designations of package sizes, and no others, shall be used.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 86-07-022 (Order 172, Resolution No. 181), 314-24-080, filed 3/13/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.08.050 and 66.98.070. 78-09-012 (Order 67, Resolution No. 76), 314-24-080, filed 8/8/78; Order 49, 314-24-080, filed 8/26/76; Order 37, 314-24-080, filed 7/17/75; Order 19, 314-24-080, filed 8/10/72; Order 14, 314-24-080, filed 12/1/70, effective 1/1/71; Order 5, 314-24-080, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69; Resolution No. 3, filed 9/8/64; Rule 66, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-11-028, filed 5/10/93, effective 6/10/93)



WAC 314-24-095  Fortified wine--Exception to definition when affidavit on file. (1) All wines which have an alcohol content greater than fourteen percent of alcohol by volume shall be considered to be "fortified wine" as defined in RCW 66.04.010(34) until an affidavit of exception, on a form prescribed by the board, has been filed with the board certifying that said wine qualifies under one or more of the statutory exclusions from that definition.

(2) The affidavit may be filed by either the manufacturer, importer or ((wholesaler)) distributor of the wine, and whichever licensee files the affidavit is responsible for the information contained therein. Any affidavit which the board finds to contain false information shall result in suspension of label and product approval for the wine which is the subject of the affidavit for a period of not less than one year.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 93-11-028, 314-24-095, filed 5/10/93, effective 6/10/93. Statutory Authority: 1987 c 386. 87-15-016 (Order 224, Resolution No. 233), 314-24-095, filed 7/7/87.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 55, filed 5/31/77, effective 7/1/77)



WAC 314-24-105  Application procedure--Wine ((wholesaler's)) distributor's or importer's license. Any person making application for a new wine ((wholesaler's)) distributor's or importer's license shall submit to the board, as a condition precedent to the board considering the application, such information as may be requested by the board and shall additionally submit a written commitment from a manufacturer or importer that the product the applicant proposes to distribute is available to him should a license be issued.

The decision as to whether a license will or will not be issued in a particular case is, pursuant to RCW 66.24.010, a matter of board discretion. The submission of the above information and written commitment shall not be construed as creating a vested right in the applicant to have a license issued.



[Order 55, 314-24-105, filed 5/31/77, effective 7/1/77.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 222, Resolution No. 231, filed 7/22/87)



WAC 314-24-110  Domestic wineries, wine ((wholesalers)) distributors, wine importers--Monthly reports--Bonds required--Payment of tax. (1) Every domestic winery and every holder of a wine ((wholesaler's)) distributor's license must at all times when said license is in force, have in effect and on file with the board a bond executed by any surety authorized to do business in the state of Washington, in form and amount acceptable to the board. The said bond shall be payable to the Washington state liquor control board and conditioned that such domestic winery and wine ((wholesaler)) distributor will pay to the board the tax of $0.2192 per liter, levied by reason of RCW 66.24.210 and 82.02.030.

(2) Every person, firm or corporation holding a license to manufacture or produce wine within the state of Washington shall, on or before the twentieth day of each month, submit to the board, upon forms furnished by the board, reports showing all required information on transactions in wine manufactured or produced on the winery premises.

(3) At the time of making such monthly reports to the board, the domestic winery shall pay to the board the total wine tax and surcharge of $0.2192 per liter on wine removed from federal bond for sale at retail on the winery premises, as provided in RCW 66.28.010 and 66.24.170; on wine removed from federal bond for sale to retail licensees as provided in RCW 66.24.170; on wine removed from federal bond for furnishing as samples to authorized licensees for the purpose of negotiating a sale as provided in RCW 66.28.040; and on wine removed from federal bond for furnishing without charge to a not-for-profit group for the purpose of enology or the study of viticulture as provided in RCW 66.28.040: Provided, That such tax shall not apply to or be paid by a domestic winery on sales to Washington wine ((wholesalers)) distributors, inter-winery shipments, shipments exported directly to a point outside the state of Washington, or sales to the Washington state liquor control board.

(4) Every person, firm or corporation holding a wine importer's license or a wine ((wholesaler's)) distributor's license in the state of Washington shall make a report to the board, upon forms furnished by the board, on or before the twentieth day of each month, of all wine that such importer or ((wholesaler)) distributor has purchased and received during the preceding calendar month on which the wine tax has not been paid. The total tax and surcharge of $0.2192 per liter shall be paid by the first wine ((wholesaler)) distributor to receive the wine on which such tax has not been previously paid, including wine received as samples from outside the state of Washington and/or wine furnished as samples to authorized licensees for the purpose of negotiating a sale as provided in RCW 66.28.040, and shall be remitted to the board at the time of filing the monthly report required in this subsection. Such tax shall apply to sales by a wine ((wholesaler)) distributor to the Washington state liquor control board. The report method of payment of tax shall be exclusive of any other method. Where a wine importer does not also hold a wine ((wholesaler's)) distributor's license, the wine importer shall pay the wine tax on any wines received and/or furnished as samples.

(5) Failure to make such report, or pay said total tax and surcharge where required, at the time prescribed will be sufficient cause for the board to forthwith suspend or cancel the license privilege of the delinquent domestic winery, wine importer, or wine ((wholesaler)) distributor. A two percent penalty per month, or portion of a month, will be assessed on any tax payments postmarked after the twentieth day following the month of purchase. When the twentieth day of any month falls on a Sunday, or a legal holiday, the tax may be filed not later than the close of business the next business day. In addition, in case of any such tax delinquency, the board shall immediately give notice to the surety on such domestic winery or wine ((wholesaler's)) distributor's bond and shall take such action as is thereafter deemed necessary by the board to collect any of said tax which it finds is due.

(6) Wine ((wholesalers)) distributors or wine importers who export wine to a point outside the geographical confines of the state of Washington upon which the tax imposed by RCW 66.24.210 and the surcharge as imposed by RCW 82.02.030 have been paid may claim a refund or tax credit of said tax on forms prescribed and furnished by the board. For the purpose of this regulation, wine sold and delivered to interstate commercial common passenger carriers holding licenses pursuant to RCW 66.24.395, or for use within the confines of any military reservation over which the state does not exercise jurisdiction shall be considered exported from the state. The wine tax shall not be paid on wine being shipped in interstate commerce from one point outside this state directly through the state to another point outside the geographical confines of this state.

(7) The board may make other arrangements for reporting and payment of total tax and surcharge where an in-state licensee purchases wine from within and/or without the state of Washington primarily for export from the state. Such arrangements would be on an individual basis and would be for the purpose of simplifying the reporting and accounting requirements.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 87-15-111 (Order 222, Resolution No. 231), 314-24-110, filed 7/22/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.24.185. 85-24-042 (Order 170, Resolution No. 179), 314-24-110, filed 11/27/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 84-09-023 (Order 138, Resolution No. 147), 314-24-110, filed 4/11/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 81-22-026 (Order 85, Resolution No. 94), 314-24-110, filed 10/28/81; Order 40, 314-24-110, filed 8/21/75; Order 26, 314-24-110, filed 8/14/73; Order 5, 314-24-110, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69; Rule 69, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 95, Resolution No. 104, filed 1/28/82)



WAC 314-24-120  Importer of foreign wine--United States wineries--Certificate of approval required--Monthly reports--Records. (1) Foreign wine. Wine manufactured outside of the United States may be imported by a wine importer under the following conditions:

(a) The wine importer must be the holder of a certificate of approval.

(b) The wine importer (certificate of approval holder) importing such wine must obtain label approval in accordance with WAC 314-24-040. Such wine shall be imported and delivered directly to either the warehouse of the importer (certificate of approval holder) or to some other warehouse previously designated by the importer and approved by the board.

(c) On or before the twentieth day of the month following such importation the importer (certificate of approval holder) shall report such importation to the board upon forms prescribed and furnished by the board.

(d) All matters pertaining to the importation, transportation, storage, keeping of records, and all other matters pertaining to the importation of wine manufactured outside the United States shall be subject at all times to such orders, rules and regulations as the board may from time to time prescribe, and the board reserves the right to make orders applicable to individual and particular cases in addition to general orders, rules and regulations applicable generally.

(e) Any wine importer (certificate of approval holder) holding a wine ((wholesaler's)) distributor's license should refer to WAC 314-24-110 for requirements on surety bond and payment of wine tax.

(2) Holders of certificate of approval--United States wineries, located outside of Washington state. Each winery holding a certificate of approval may ship wine to licensed wine importers only. As required by section 10, chapter 21, Laws of 1969 ex. sess., and by the written agreement embodied in the application for certificate of approval, each winery holding a certificate of approval shall, on or before the twentieth day of each month, furnish to the board a report of such shipments.

(a) Such report shall show the quantity of wine sold or delivered to each licensed wine importer during the preceding month, together with such other information as the board may require.

(b) All reports shall be made upon forms prescribed and furnished by the Washington state liquor control board.

(3) Failure to make such a report at the time and in the manner as prescribed will be sufficient cause for the board to forthwith suspend or revoke the certificate of the certificate of approval holder.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-04-035 (Order 95, Resolution No. 104), 314-24-120, filed 1/28/82; 81-22-026 (Order 85, Resolution No. 94), 314-24-120, filed 10/28/81; Order 26, 314-24-120, filed 8/14/73; Order 5, 314-24-120, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69; Rule 71, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 5, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69)



WAC 314-24-130  Case lot sales. No domestic winery, wine ((wholesaler)) distributor, wine importer, or certificate of approval holder shall sell or otherwise deliver wine to another domestic winery, wine ((wholesaler)) distributor, and wine importer except in whole case lots, nor shall any such licensee receive from any other such licensee wine except in whole case lots.



[Order 5, 314-24-130, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69; Rule 72, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 5, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69)



WAC 314-24-140  Sales to vessels. Tax paid wine may be sold direct by wine ((wholesalers)) distributors to:

(1) Vessels engaged in foreign commerce and operating on regular schedules.

(2) Vessels engaged in interstate commerce and operating on regular schedules.

(3) Vessels commonly known as "tramps," engaged in interstate and/or foreign commerce but not operating on regular schedules and taking cargo when and where it offers and to any port.

Wine may not be sold direct by wine ((wholesalers)) distributors to any other class of boat or vessel unless the boat or vessel is in possession of a proper retail license.



[Order 5, 314-24-140, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69; Rule 73, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 229, Resolution No. 238, filed 9/29/87)



WAC 314-24-150  Wine records--Preservation. (1) Every domestic winery, wine ((wholesaler)) distributor, and wine importer shall keep wine accounts separate from other accounts, and maintain proper records in a form approved by the board showing all transactions in wine.

(2) Every domestic winery, wine ((wholesaler)) distributor, and wine importer, shall, in the case of sales of wine within the state, keep and preserve all invoices, bills of lading, sales slips, and other evidence of sale, in the office of the domestic winery, wine ((wholesaler)) distributor or wine importer for at least two years after each sale.

(3) Every domestic winery, wine ((wholesaler)) distributor, and wine importer, shall, in the case of wine exported from the state, keep and preserve all bills of lading and other evidence of shipment in the office of the domestic winery, wine ((wholesaler)) distributor, or wine importer for at least two years after each shipment.

(4) In the case of sales, transfers or shipments of wine between a domestic winery and a wine ((wholesaler)) distributor, or between two domestic wineries, or between two wine ((wholesalers)) distributors, or between a wine importer and a wine ((wholesaler)) distributor, both the shipping and receiving licensees, as the case may be, shall keep and preserve all invoices, bills of lading, sales slips, and other evidence of sale, transfer or shipment in their respective offices for at least two years after each sale, transfer or shipment.

(5) Each winery, wine ((wholesaler)) distributor, and wine importer may maintain microfilm records containing reproductions (including microfiche) of any record, document, or report if first approved by the board. Request for approval shall be directed to the financial division of the Washington state liquor control board and must include the following information:

(a) Records proposed to be reproduced.

(b) Reproduction process.

(c) Manner of preserving the reproduction.

(d) Facilities provided for examining or viewing such reproduction.

If the request is approved, the licensee shall provide for the examining, viewing, and reproduction of such records the same as if they were the original records.

(6) If the winery, wine ((wholesaler)) distributor, or wine importer keeps records within an automated data processing (ADP) system, the system must include a method for producing legible records that will provide the same information required of that type of record within this section. The ADP system is acceptable if it complies with the following guidelines:

(a) Provides an audit trail so that details (invoices and vouchers) underlying the summary accounting data may be identified and made available upon request.

(b) Provides the opportunity to trace any transaction back to the original source or forward to a final total. If printouts of transactions are not made when they are processed, the system must have the ability to reconstruct these transactions.

(c) Has available a full description of the ADP portion of the accounting system. This should show the applications being performed, the procedures employed in each application, and the controls used to ensure accurate and reliable processing.

(7) The provisions contained in subsections (5) and (6) of this section do not eliminate the requirement to maintain source documents, but they do allow the source documents to be maintained in some other location.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 87-20-013 (Order 229, Resolution No. 238), 314-24-150, filed 9/29/87; Order 5, 314-24-150, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69; Rule 75, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-11-028, filed 5/10/93, effective 6/10/93)



WAC 314-24-160  Domestic wineries--Retail sales of wine on winery premises--Wine served without charge on premises--((Class H)) Spirit, beer and wine restaurant operation. (1) A domestic winery holding a proper retail license, pursuant to chapter 66.24 RCW, may sell wine of its own production at retail on the winery premises: Provided, That wine so sold at retail shall be subject to the tax imposed by RCW 66.24.210, and to reporting and bonding requirements as prescribed by RCW 66.28.010 and WAC 314-24-110 (Rule 69).

(2) In selling wine of its own production at retail on its premises as provided in subsection (1) of this regulation, a domestic winery shall conduct such operation in conformity with the statutes and regulations which apply to holders of such wine retailers' licenses. The winery shall maintain records of its retail operation separate from other winery operation records.

(3) Upon written authorization of the board, pursuant to RCW 66.04.011, wine of a domestic winery's own production and/or liquor products other than wine of a licensee's own production may be consumed in designated parks and picnic areas adjacent to and held by the same ownership as the domestic winery.

(4) A domestic winery or a lessee of a licensed domestic winery operating a ((Class H)) spirit, beer and wine restaurant, licensed pursuant to RCW 66.28.010, shall conduct such operation in conformity with the statutes and regulations which apply to holders of such ((Class H)) spirit, beer and wine restaurant licenses.

(5) A domestic winery may serve its own wine and wine not of its own production without charge on the winery premises as authorized by RCW 66.28.040. Such wine served without charge as provided herein is not subject to the tax imposed by RCW 66.24.210.

(6) No retail license or fee is required for the holder of a domestic winery license to serve wine without charge on the winery premises as set forth in subsection (5) of this regulation. Before exercising this privilege, however, such winery shall obtain approval of the proposed service area and facilities. Such winery shall maintain a separate record of all wine so served.

(7) A winery is required to obtain the appropriate retail license to sell beer, wine, or spirits on the winery premises that is not of its own production.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 93-11-028, 314-24-160, filed 5/10/93, effective 6/10/93; 86-12-023 (Order 190, Resolution No. 199), 314-24-160, filed 5/28/86; Order 61, 314-24-160, filed 12/6/77; Order 40, 314-24-160, filed 8/21/75; Order 5, 314-24-160, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69; Rule 76, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 270, Resolution No. 279, filed 11/22/88)



WAC 314-24-170  Cash sales. No wine ((wholesaler)) distributor shall sell or deliver any wine to any retailer within the state except for cash paid at the time of the delivery of such wine: Provided, That cash may be paid prior to the delivery of wine sold to any retailer. Failure by licensees to keep accurate accounting records which result in the extension of credit, in violation of RCW 66.28.010 through the use of a prior cash deposit which is overextended may result in administrative action being taken against the liquor license.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 88-23-101 (Order 270, Resolution No. 279), 314-24-170, filed 11/22/88; Order 24, 314-24-170, filed 6/28/73; Order 5, 314-24-170, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69; Rule 77, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 5, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69)



WAC 314-24-180  Wine ((wholesalers)) distributors, wine importers--Certain rights granted. (1) Wine ((wholesalers)) distributors may sell to the board, export wine from the state, and purchase wine from or sell wine to another wine ((wholesaler)) distributor.

(2) Wine importers may sell to the board, export wine from the state, or sell to wine ((wholesalers)) distributors, but may not sell to another wine importer.



[Order 5, 314-24-180, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69; Rule 78, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 222, Resolution No. 231, filed 7/22/87)



WAC 314-24-190  Wine ((wholesale)) distributor price posting. (1) Every wine ((wholesaler)) distributor shall file with the board at its office in Olympia a wine price posting, showing the wholesale prices at which any and all brands of wine offered for sale by such wine ((wholesaler)) distributor shall be sold to retailers within the state.

(2) All price postings must be received by the board not later than the tenth day of the month, and if approved will become effective on the first day of the calendar month following the date of such filing. An additional period, not to exceed five days will be allowed for revision of such posting to correct errors, omissions, or to meet competitive prices filed during the current posting period, but a revised posting must be on file at the board office by not later than the fifteenth day of the month in order to become effective on the first day of the next calendar month: Provided, That the board may in individual cases, for good cause shown, extend the date on which the filings required by the rules are to be received by the board.

When any price posting to be filed with the board under the provisions of this rule has been deposited in the United States mail addressed to the board, it shall be deemed filed or received on the date shown by the post office cancellation mark on the envelope containing it or on the date it was mailed if proof satisfactory to the board establishes that the actual mailing occurred on an earlier date.

(3) Filing date exception--Whenever the tenth day of any month falls on Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, an original price posting may be filed not later than the close of business the next business day.

(4) In the event that a wine ((wholesaler)) distributor determines to make no changes in any items or prices listed in the last filed and approved schedule, such prices listed in the schedule previously filed and in effect, shall remain in effect for each succeeding calendar month until a revised or amended schedule is filed and approved, as provided herein.

Provision for filing of temporary price reductions--In the event a wine ((wholesaler)) distributor elects to file postings listing selected items on which prices are temporarily reduced for a period of one calendar month only such filing shall be made on special forms provided for such purpose and clearly reflect all items, the selling price thereof, and the month for which the price reductions will be in effect. At the expiration of the month during which such reductions were effective the special filing will become void and the last regularly filed and effective price schedule shall again become effective until subsequently amended pursuant to regular filing dates.

(5) Postings shall be submitted upon forms prescribed and furnished by the board, or a reasonable facsimile thereof, and shall set forth:

(a) All brands, types and sizes of packages or containers of wine offered for sale in this state by such wine ((wholesaler)) distributor, which packages or containers shall be limited to the sizes permitted in WAC 314-24-080.

(b) The wholesale prices thereof within the state, which prices shall include the state wine tax plus surcharge of $0.2192 cents per liter imposed under RCW 66.24.210 and 82.02.030.

(6) No wine ((wholesaler)) distributor shall sell or offer for sale any package or container of wine at a price differing from the price of such item as shown in the price posting then in effect.

(7) Quantity discounts are prohibited. No price shall be posted which is below acquisition cost plus ten percent of acquisition cost.

(8) Wholesale prices on a "close-out" item shall be accepted by the board when the item to be discontinued has been listed on the state market for a period of at least six months, and upon the further condition that the ((wholesaler)) distributor who posts such a "close-out" price shall not restock the item for a period of one year following the first effective date of such "close-out" price.

(9) If an existing written contract or memorandum of oral agreement between a domestic winery, certificate of approval holder, wine importer, or wine ((wholesaler)) distributor and a ((wine wholesaler)) distributor, as filed in accordance with WAC 314-24-200, is terminated by either party, and a new written contract or memorandum of oral agreement is made by such a supplier with another wine ((wholesaler)) distributor in the affected trade area, the board, after receiving such new written contract or memorandum of oral agreement, and a corresponding wholesale price posting from the newly designated wine ((wholesaler)) distributor, may put such filings into effect immediately: Provided, That prices and other conditions of any such filings which are in effect at the time of such termination shall not be changed prior to the next applicable filing period.

(10) When a new wine ((wholesaler's)) distributor's license is issued for the first time by the board, the holder thereof may file an initial price schedule and request that such posting be placed into effect immediately. The board may grant such approval, providing that such posting is in compliance with all other applicable regulatory requirements, and that contracts and memoranda are on file, in accordance with WAC 314-24-200.

(11) The board may reject any price posting or portion thereof which it deems to be in violation of this or any other regulation or which would tend to disrupt the orderly sale and distribution of wine. Whenever the board shall reject any posting the licensee submitting said posting may be heard by the board and shall have the burden of showing that the posting is not in violation of regulation and/or does not tend to disrupt the orderly sale and distribution of wine. Thereupon if said posting is accepted it shall become effective at a time fixed by the board. If said posting or portion thereof is rejected the last effective posting shall remain in effect until such time as an amended posting is filed and approved in accordance with the provisions of this regulation.

(12) Any wine ((wholesaler)) distributor or employee authorized by ((his wholesaler)) his/her distributor-employer may sell wine at the ((wholesaler's)) distributor's posted prices to any ((Class C, F, H, or J)) authorized licensee upon presentation to such ((wholesaler)) distributor or employee at the time of purchase of a special permit issued by the board to such licensee.

(a) Every ((Class C, F, H, or J)) authorized retail licensee, upon purchasing any wine from a ((wholesaler)) distributor, shall immediately cause such wine to be delivered to his licensed premises, and he shall not thereafter permit such wine to be disposed of in any manner except as authorized by his license.

(b) Wine sold as provided herein shall be delivered by such ((wholesaler)) distributor or his authorized employee either to such retailer's licensed premises or directly to such retailer at the ((wholesaler's)) distributor's licensed premises: Provided, however, That a ((wholesaler's)) distributor's prices to retail licensees shall be the same at both places of delivery.

(13) All price postings filed as required by this regulation shall at all times be open to inspection to all trade buyers within the state of Washington and shall not in any sense be considered confidential.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 87-15-111 (Order 222, Resolution No. 231), 314-24-190, filed 7/22/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.98.070 and 66.08.060. 86-16-060 (Order 173, Resolution No. 182), 314-24-190, filed 8/5/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 82-16-069 (Order 91, Resolution No. 100), 314-24-190, filed 8/2/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 81-22-026 (Order 85, Resolution No. 94), 314-24-190, filed 10/28/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.08.060 and 66.98.070. 78-02-056 (Order 62), 314-24-190, filed 1/20/78, effective 7/1/78; Order 54, 314-24-190, filed 5/24/77, effective 7/1/77; Order 51, 314-24-190, filed 12/15/76; Order 26, 314-24-190, filed 8/14/73; Order 18, 314-24-190, filed 1/13/72, effective 2/14/72; Order 15, 314-24-190, filed 5/13/71, effective 7/1/71; Order 5, 314-24-190, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69; Rule 81, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 222, Resolution No. 231, filed 7/22/87)



WAC 314-24-200  Wine suppliers' price filings, contracts and memoranda. (1) Every domestic winery shall file with the board at its office in Olympia a copy of every written contract and a memorandum of every oral agreement which such winery may have with any wine ((wholesaler)) distributor, which contracts or memoranda shall contain a schedule of the prices charged to ((wholesalers)) distributors for all items. Requirements for including or omitting from such prices the wine tax plus surcharge of $0.2192 cents per liter, imposed under RCW 66.24.210 and 82.02.030, are set forth in subsection (8) of this section. Contracts and memoranda required to be filed under this subsection must list all terms of sale, including all regular and special discounts; all advertising, sales and trade allowances; and all commissions, bonuses or gifts and any and all other discounts or allowances. Whenever changed or modified such revised prices, contracts or memoranda shall be filed with the board, as provided in this regulation.

Each price schedule shall be made on a form prepared and furnished by the board, or a reasonable facsimile thereof, and shall set forth all brands, types, packages and containers of wine offered for sale by such licensed domestic winery; all additional information required may be filed as a supplement to said price schedule forms.

(2) Filing date--All written contracts and memoranda of oral agreements must be received by the board not later than the twenty-fifth day of the month, and if approved will become effective on the first day of the second calendar month following the date of such filing. An additional period will be allowed for revision of such filings to correct errors and omissions, or to meet competitive prices, filed during the current posting period, but a revised contract or memorandum of oral agreement must be on file with the board not later than the first day of the month in order to become effective on the first day of the next calendar month: Provided, That the board may in individual cases, for good cause shown, extend the date on which the filings required by the rules are to be received by the board.

When any price posting to be filed with the board under the provisions of this rule has been deposited in the United States mail addressed to the board, it shall be deemed filed or received on the date shown by the post office cancellation mark on the envelope containing it or on the date it was mailed if proof satisfactory to the board establishes that the actual mailing occurred on an earlier date.

(3) Filing date exception--Whenever the twenty-fifth day of any month falls on Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, an original contract or memorandum of oral agreement may be filed not later than the close of business the next business day.

(4) Exceptions for changes in ((wholesalers)) distributors and newly licensed ((wholesalers)) distributors are set forth in WAC 314-24-190 (9) and (10).

(5) In the event that a domestic winery determines to make no changes in any contracts or memoranda last filed and then in effect, such contracts or memoranda shall remain in effect for each succeeding calendar month until revised or amended contracts or memoranda are filed and placed into effect as provided herein.

Provision for filing of temporary price reductions--In the event a licensed domestic winery elects to file postings listing selected items on which prices are temporarily reduced for a period of one calendar month only such filing shall be made on special forms provided for such purpose and clearly reflect all items, the selling price thereof, and the month for which the price reductions will be in effect. At the expiration of the month during which such reductions were effective the special filing will become void and the last regularly filed and effective price schedule shall again become effective until subsequently amended pursuant to regular filing dates.

(6) Prices filed by a domestic winery shall be uniform prices to all ((wholesalers)) distributors on a state-wide basis less bona fide allowances for freight differentials. Quantity discounts are prohibited. No price shall be filed which is below acquisition cost plus ten percent of acquisition cost: Provided,That acquisition cost plus ten percent of acquisition cost shall not apply to sales of wine between a wine importer who sells wine to a wine ((wholesaler)) distributor, or to a wine ((wholesaler)) distributor who sells wine to another wine ((wholesaler)) distributor.

(7) The provisions set forth in subsections (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) of this section shall also apply to written contracts and memoranda of oral agreements which must be filed with the board by certificate of approval holders who sell wine to wine importers; wine importers who sell to wine ((wholesalers)) distributors; and wine ((wholesalers)) distributors who sell to other wine ((wholesalers)) distributors: Provided, That the provisions of this subsection shall not apply, and filing will not be required, in the instance of wine ((wholesalers)) distributors making accommodation sales to other wine ((wholesalers)) distributors when such sales are made at a selling price not to exceed the laid-in cost of the wine being sold. Accommodation sales may only be made when the ((wholesaler)) distributor purchasing the wine is an authorized purchaser of the brand and product being sold, having been designated as an authorized purchaser by the manufacturer or importer of the product being sold, as demonstrated by an existing contract or memoranda on file and in effect under the provisions of this rule.

(8) The wine tax plus surcharge, imposed under RCW 66.24.210 and 82.02.030, is not to be included in the prices filed as required by subsection (1) of this section by (a) a domestic winery, nor (b) by a certificate of approval holder who is not licensed as a wine ((wholesaler)) distributor, nor (c) a wine importer who is not licensed as a wine ((wholesaler)) distributor.

Every wine ((wholesaler)) distributor who sells wine to another wine ((wholesaler)) distributor shall include such tax in the prices posted on such required schedules.

(9) No domestic wineries, certificate of approval holders, wine importers, or wine ((wholesalers)) distributors shall sell any wine to any persons whatsoever in this state until copies of such written contracts or memoranda of such oral agreements are on file with the board.

(10) Certificate of approval holders may ship wine into this state when the same has been sold and consigned to the holder of an importer's license at his licensed premises. The bill of lading covering such consignment shall not be changed or the wine diverted unless such diversion is to another importer, and the board so notified immediately.

(11) The board may reject any supplier's price filing, contract or memorandum of oral agreement or portion thereof which it deems to be in violation of this or any other regulation or which would tend to disrupt the orderly sale and distribution of wine. Whenever the board shall reject any such price filing, contract or memorandum of oral agreement the licensee submitting said price filing, contract or memorandum may be heard by the board and shall have the burden of showing that the said price filing, contract or memorandum is not in violation of regulation and/or does not tend to disrupt the orderly sale and distribution of wine. Thereupon if said price filing, contract or memorandum is accepted it shall become effective at a time fixed by the board. If said price filing, contract or memorandum or portion thereof is rejected the last effective price filing, contract or memorandum shall remain in effect until such time as an amended price filing, contract or memorandum is filed and approved, in accordance with the provisions of this regulation.

(12) All prices, contracts and memoranda filed as required by this regulation shall at all times be open to inspection to all trade buyers within the state of Washington and shall not in any sense be considered confidential.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 87-15-111 (Order 222, Resolution No. 231), 314-24-200, filed 7/22/87; 87-01-014 (Order 207, Resolution No. 216), 314-24-200, filed 12/9/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.98.070 and 66.08.060. 86-16-060 (Order 173, Resolution No. 182), 314-24-200, filed 8/5/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 82-16-069 (Order 91, Resolution No. 100), 314-24-200, filed 8/2/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 81-22-026 (Order 85, Resolution No. 94), 314-24-200, filed 10/28/81; Order 54, 314-24-200, filed 5/24/77, effective 7/1/77; Order 51, 314-24-200, filed 12/15/76; Order 26, 314-24-200, filed 8/14/73; Order 15, 314-24-200, filed 5/13/71, effective 7/1/71; Order 5, 314-24-200, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69; Rule 82, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 227, Resolution No. 236, filed 7/23/87)



WAC 314-24-210  Return of wine by retailer--Replacement--Conditions. No wine shall be returned by any retail licensee to any wine ((wholesaler)) distributor except as herein provided.

(1) Wine which is not in a salable condition may be returned by a retail licensee to the wine ((wholesaler)) distributor from whom purchased, provided it is immediately replaced by the wine ((wholesaler)) distributor with an identical quantity, type and brand of wine: Provided, That if the brand of wine is not presently in the wine ((wholesaler's)) distributor's stock and is not available to the ((wholesaler)) distributor in the immediate future, a cash refund may be made to the retail licensee upon the approval of the board first being obtained.

(a) Every wine ((wholesaler)) distributor shall maintain on the licensed premises for a period of two years complete records of all refunds and exchanges made under this section including an inventory of unsalable wine returned to such ((wholesaler)) distributor by any retail licensee.

(b) Such unsalable wine which requires reconditioning or destruction shall be returned by the wine ((wholesaler)) distributor to the domestic winery which manufactured or produced the same, or to the importer who imported such wine. When wine which has been returned to a domestic winery by any person for reconditioning or destruction has been assembled at the winery, a complete inventory in duplicate of unsalable wine shall be filed with the board by the winery with a request that inspection be made of the returned wine before the reconditioning process or destruction is started. When wine has been returned by the ((wholesaler)) distributor to the importer who imported such wine, a complete inventory of said wine shall be filed in duplicate with the board by the importer with a request that inspection be made of the returned wine before the wine is destroyed or returned to the out-of-state manufacturer.

(c) Wine which is not in a salable condition and has been returned to a domestic winery or importer by a ((wholesaler)) distributor may be replaced by the supplier with an identical quantity, type, and brand of wine: Provided, That if the brand of wine is not presently in the winery or importer's stock and is not available to the supplier in the immediate future, a cash refund or credit may be made to the ((wholesaler)) distributor by the supplier. Credit extended for the return of product should be noted on a separate document from the original invoice. Except as provided herein, no other adjustment, by way of a cash refund or otherwise, shall be made by the winery or wine ((wholesaler)) distributor.

(2) Wine may be returned by a retail licensee or by a governmental agency who has seized the same to the wine ((wholesaler)) distributor selling such wine in the event the retailer goes out of the business of selling wine at retail or has their license changed to a ((Class F)) wine restricted license, and in such case a cash refund may be made upon return of the wine, provided that consent of the board is first had and obtained.

(3) Wine different from that ordered which has been delivered in error to a retail licensee may be returned to a wine ((wholesaler)) distributor and either replaced with that wine which was ordered or a cash refund may be made upon the approval of the board first being obtained: Provided, That the error in delivery shall be discovered and corrected within eight days of the date the delivery was made.

(4) A ((wholesaler)) distributor may return salable wine to a Washington winery provided the winery reimburses the ((wholesaler)) distributor for the cost of the wine plus the wine tax which was paid by the ((wholesaler)) distributor. The winery will then put any wine returned from a ((wholesaler)) distributor into their tax paid area at the winery.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 87-16-003 (Order 227, Resolution No. 236), 314-24-210, filed 7/23/87; 86-24-029 (Order 204, Resolution No. 213), 314-24-210, filed 11/25/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-17-022 (Order 109, Resolution No. 118), 314-24-210, filed 8/9/82; Order 5, 314-24-210, filed 8/7/69, effective 9/8/69; Rule 83, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-11-076, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96)



WAC 314-24-220  Licensing and operation of bonded wine warehouses. (1) There shall be a license for bonded wine warehouses pursuant to RCW 66.24.185, and this type of license shall be known as a ((Class N license)) bonded wine warehouse licensee. Applications for a bonded wine warehouse license shall be on forms prescribed by the board and shall be accompanied by such information as the board may request including, but not limited to, a written description of the proposed method of shipping, receiving, inventory control, and security.

(2) The bonded wine warehouse shall be physically separated from any other use in such manner as prescribed by the board, and as a condition of license approval, the applicant must furnish the board appropriate documentation indicating the location of the bonded wine warehouse is properly zoned for the intended use. Wine not under federal excise tax bond shall be identified as federally tax-paid and physically separated on the premises to the extent required under the license holder's federal basic permit.

(3) A bonded wine warehouse may provide storage for a domestic winery and for a United States winery outside the state of Washington holding a Washington certificate of approval. The wine may or may (([not])) not be under federal bond, and the Washington wine tax provided in RCW 66.24.210 shall not be due until the wine is removed from bond and shipped to a licensed Washington wine ((wholesaler)) distributor or, pursuant to RCW 66.12.020, to the liquor control board who will be responsible to pay the tax based on their purchases.

(4) Every bonded wine warehouse licensee shall have on file and available for inspection records of all wine transactions, including receipts and shipments of wine and the total inventory on hand at the bonded warehouse.

(5) Removals of wine from a bonded wine warehouse may be made only for (([shipment])) shipment (a) to a licensed independent Washington wine ((wholesaler)) distributor; (b) to another licensed bonded wine warehouse; (c) to the liquor control board; (d) out of state; (e) for return to the producing winery; or (f) to a producing domestic winery licensee. For purposes of this section, "producing domestic winery licensee" means the licensed Washington winery that produced the wine and its licensed agents. For purposes of this section, a "licensed agent" shall be an accredited representative, licensed pursuant to chapter 314-44 WAC, of only one producing domestic winery at the time of removal by such agent. A producing domestic winery licensee may take possession of wine from a bonded wine warehouse, after accepting an order therefor, and deliver the wine to a purchasing retail or special occasion licensee only by transporting the wine directly from the bonded wine warehouse to the licensed premises of the purchasing retail or special occasion licensee; provided, however, that in no event may a producing domestic winery licensee remove, in the aggregate, during any one calendar year, more than two thousand cases of wine for delivery directly to retail and special occasion licensees. Producing domestic winery licensees shall maintain records of removals and deliveries of wine from bonded wine warehouses and shall file with the liquor control board annually reports of the quantity of wine removed and delivered directly to retail and special occasion licensees. Invoicing shall be by the titleholder. The titleholder shall report shipments to, and returns from the bonded wine warehouse and sales to Washington wine ((wholesalers)) distributors, and/or the liquor control board on the twentieth day of the month following the month of shipment and/or sale on forms furnished by, or acceptable to, the board.

(6) At no time shall title to wine stored at the bonded wine warehouse pass to the operator of the bonded wine warehouse.

(7) "Storage of bottled wine only" as used in RCW 66.24.185(1) shall mean the storage of wine packaged for sale at retail (i.e., other than in bulk form).

(8) As a condition precedent to license issuance, a bonded wine warehouse licensee shall guarantee payment to the state of any and all taxes under RCW 66.24.210 in the event the winery or other entity storing wine in the bonded wine warehouse fails to immediately pay such tax when due. Such guarantee shall be in the form of the bond referred to in subsection (9) of this section.

(9) As required by RCW 66.24.185(5) every holder of a bonded wine warehouse license must, at all times when said license is in force, have in effect and on file with the board a bond executed by a surety authorized to do business in the state of Washington, in a form approved by the board and in the amount of five thousand dollars.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.24.185. 96-11-076, 314-24-220, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; 85-24-042 (Order 170, Resolution No. 179), 314-24-220, filed 11/27/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.24.185, 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 85-10-029 (Order 158, Resolution No. 167), 314-24-220, filed 4/24/85.]



NOTES:



Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules, and deems ineffectual changes not filed by the agency in this manner. The bracketed material in the above section does not appear to conform to the statutory requirement.



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 94-10-034, filed 4/29/94, effective 5/30/94)



WAC 314-24-230  ((Class W8--Private)) Wine shipper's license. There shall be a license, designated as a ((class W8)) wine shipper's license, to authorize the licensee to ship up to two cases of wine of its own manufacture annually to any resident of the state of Washington who is over the age of twenty-one years without payment of Washington's state liquor taxes and markup.

(1) Wine received as authorized by this rule shall be free of markup and state taxes as otherwise required by RCW 66.12.120 if the state from which the wine is received allows its residents to receive wine from the state of Washington without imposition of state tax, markup, or charges.

(2) All holders of a winery certificate of approval designated as ((a W7)) an out-of-state winery license as authorized by RCW 66.24.206 and WAC 314-22-010, shall be deemed to hold ((class W8)) wine shipper's license privileges without further application, provided, the holder meets all legal requirements for private wine shipments.

(3) A wine manufacturer located outside the state of Washington which is licensed by its resident state to manufacture wine therein may apply for a ((class W8)) wine shipper's license from the board, if the manufacturer's resident state allows Washington wineries licensed under RCW 66.24.170 an equal reciprocal shipping privilege.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 94-10-034, 314-24-230, filed 4/29/94, effective 5/30/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 1991 c 149. 91-21-132, 314-24-230, filed 10/23/91, effective 11/23/91.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-21-132, filed 10/23/91, effective 11/23/91)



WAC 314-24-250  Labeling requirements for ((W8)) private wine shippers. (1) All holders of a ((class W8)) private wine shipper's license shall label all wine cases or outside shipping packages with the following language: "Alcoholic beverage. Do not deliver to anyone under 21 years old or who is visibly intoxicated. If reasonable doubt of age exists, verify age and record driver's license number or other photo ID."

(2) The language required in section (1) must be clearly visible and readable at the time of delivery.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 1991 c 149. 91-21-132, 314-24-250, filed 10/23/91, effective 11/23/91.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 94-08-032, filed 3/30/94, effective 4/30/94)



WAC 314-25-010  Definition and limitations. (1) The holder of a duty free exporter's license((, designated as a class S license by)) RCW 66.24.530 and ((a class NS)) ships chandler's license ((by)) WAC 314-22-010(7) shall be referred to as a "ships chandler" for the purposes of this section.

(2) A ships chandler is considered to be a ((wholesaler)) distributor of beer and wine for the purposes of RCW 66.28.010.

(3) A ships chandler is authorized to sell beer and wine and is not authorized to sell, possess, deliver or transfer any spirituous liquor without an additional liquor importers license.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 94-08-032, 314-25-010, filed 3/30/94, effective 4/30/94.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 94-08-032, filed 3/30/94, effective 4/30/94)



WAC 314-25-020  Purchase and receipt of beer and wine. (1) As authorized by RCW 66.24.530, a ships chandler may purchase beer and wine, from:

(a) A licensed Washington brewery or winery((,));

(b) A licensed Washington beer or wine ((wholesaler,)) distributor;

(c) A licensed beer or wine importer located within the state of Washington ((and));

(d) Breweries and wineries located within the United States who hold a certificate of approval to ship their product into Washington as authorized by ((RCW 66.24,)) chapter 66.24 RCW;

(e) A ships chandler who is currently licensed by the state of Washington ((with a class S (NS) license)).

(2) A ships chandler may not purchase beer or wine from any source other than those listed above.

(3) All beer and/or wine purchased by a ships chandler must be delivered to the licensed address of the ships chandler, unless an auxiliary location has been authorized by the board.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 94-08-032, 314-25-020, filed 3/30/94, effective 4/30/94.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 94-08-032, filed 3/30/94, effective 4/30/94)



WAC 314-25-030  Location--Auxiliary location--Inspection. (1) A ships chandler may distribute beer and wine from their licensed location to ships doing business in foreign commerce, to other ((class S (NS))) licensees, and to Interstate Common Carriers ((class CCI-1)) ships chandler licensed under RCW 66.24.395 with no additional notification.

(2) The ships chandler must notify the board of every auxiliary distribution location, its secondary business name, if applicable, the street address and mailing address.

(3) No distribution of beer and wine shall be made to a ship except from an authorized location.

(4) All ships chandlers license holders, their auxiliary locations and any vehicle used to transport beer and wine will be open to inspection by employees of the board.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 94-08-032, 314-25-030, filed 3/30/94, effective 4/30/94.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 94-08-032, filed 3/30/94, effective 4/30/94)



WAC 314-25-040  Delivery of beer and wine--Records. (1) Sales made by a ships chandler of beer and wine to an approved recipient may only be delivered to another ships chandler, a vessel for use in foreign commerce, a contracted ((CCI-1)) Interstate Common Carrier, or employees thereof.

(2) Beer and wine may only be delivered when the ships chandler has on file a signed statement, in a format approved by the board, which indicates the captain of the ship or manager of the authorized purchasing business understands and agrees that:

(a) No beer or wine purchased will be consumed in Washington waters or territory or within three miles of the shores of the state of Washington;

(b) No beer or wine purchased will be consumed while the ship is docked in a Washington port; and

(c) Local law enforcement officers and board enforcement officers have the right to board and inspect the vessel while in Washington waters.

(3) Every statement will be notarized and remain valid for ((12)) twelve calendar months after the date of signing and be signed by the master of the ship or his/her agent with the ships stamp affixed and countersigned by the ships chandler or their employee.

(4) A ships chandler or their employee must deliver any beer and wine directly to an authorized recipient purchasing the alcoholic beverage and it must be immediately placed into a locked storage area. The ships chandler must obtain the signature and printed name of the master or agent of the ship, ((S (NS))) ships chandler licensee or contracted ((ICC)) Interstate Common Carrier on the delivery document which will contain the following information:

(a) Name of ship((,));

(b) Country of registry, if known((,));

(c) Type and amount of product delivered;

(d) Date of delivery((,));

(e) Name and address of ships chandler making the sale; and

(f) Signature and printed name of crew member receiving the liquor.

(5) The ships chandler will maintain records of all sales to ships, ((S (NS))) ships chandler licensees and ((CCI-1)) Interstate Common Carrier approved licensees doing business in foreign commerce to include all federally mandated documents including order forms, bills of lading, affidavits, delivery to auxiliary location, etc., for a period of ((2)) two years. Such records, or their computerized equivalent, will be available for inspection and copying by employees of the board upon request.

(6) Board employees have the right to enter and inspect, without warrant, any business, ship, aircraft, vessel, or transport vehicle from which beer and wine is delivered to or from a licensed ships chandler.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 94-08-032, 314-25-040, filed 3/30/94, effective 4/30/94.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 91-19-070, filed 9/16/91, effective 10/17/91)



WAC 314-26-010  Procedures for tax refunds. The board may refund the tax on beer imposed by RCW 66.24.290, and the tax on wine imposed by RCW 66.24.210, when such taxpaid products have been deemed to be unsalable due to freight damage or other causes prior to sale to consumers, and are destroyed within the state. Such tax refunds are subject to the following conditions:

(1) Notify local liquor enforcement officer in advance for destruction of more than fifty cases of wine or two hundred cases of beer

(2) Record shall be kept for the liquor auditor showing (a) the reason for the destruction, (b) an inventory of products destroyed and (c) a completed copy of "refund beer tax" (LIQ 710) or "wine ((wholesalers)) distributors....sales to military, out of state &/or claims" (LIQ 700) which was mailed to the board within 30 days of the destruction.

(3) It shall be a violation of this title for any licensee to: (a) destroy amounts of beer or wine over those stated in section (1) without having first notified the local liquor enforcement officer, or (b) fail to mail a destruction form to the board within 30 days of the destruction and (c) fail to keep a copy of the destruction at the licensed premises and available for inspection by board employees for a period of two years.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 91-19-070, 314-26-010, filed 9/16/91, effective 10/17/91; 88-13-118 (Order 253, Resolution No. 262), 314-26-010, filed 6/22/88; Order 40, 314-26-010, (Rule 83.5), filed 8/21/75.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 109, Resolution No. 118, filed 8/9/82)



WAC 314-27-010  Liquor purchases by Class ((CCI)) Interstate Common Carrier licensees--Reports--Payment of markup and taxes--Sales by in-state beer and wine suppliers. (1) Any employee authorized by the board and/or any licensed importer and/or ((wholesaler)) distributor may sell liquor to the holder of a Class ((CCI)) Interstate Common Carrier license upon presentation of a special permit issued by the board to such licensee.

(2) Sales of liquor by the board to such properly licensed interstate commercial common passenger carriers shall be treated as sales for export from the state and, as such, will not be subject to collection of the state liquor taxes at the time of purchase by the licensee.

(3) Every federally licensed interstate commercial common passenger carrier, holding ((a Class CCI-1 or a Class CCI-2)) an Interstate Common Carrier license pursuant to chapter 245, Laws of 1975 1st ex. sess., shall, on or before the fifteenth day of each month, make a report to the board, upon forms approved by the board, of all spirituous liquor, beer and wine served or sold at retail for passenger consumption by such common carrier within or over the territorial limits of the state of Washington during the preceding calendar month.

At the time of filing the report prescribed herein, such common carrier shall pay to the board the board's markup on spirituous liquor, and state liquor taxes as applicable, on such spirituous liquor, beer and wine so served or sold, in an amount to approximate the revenue that would have been realized from such markup and taxes had such alcoholic beverages been purchased for use in the state.

(4) ((Holders of Class CCI-3 or Class CCI-4 licenses as provided in said chapter 245, Laws of 1975 1st ex. sess., are not authorized to serve or sell at retail spirituous liquor, beer or wine for passenger consumption within or over the territorial limits of the state, and are not subject to the provisions of subsection (3) of this section.

(5))) Licensed beer and wine importers and ((wholesalers)) distributors who sell beer or wine to such properly licensed interstate commercial common passenger carriers shall treat such sales as exports from the state. Such importers and ((wholesalers)) distributors who have paid the taxes imposed by RCW 66.24.290 or 66.24.210 on beer or wine so sold may claim refund of the taxes under procedures set forth in WAC 314-20-010 or 314-24-110, as applicable.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-17-022 (Order 109, Resolution No. 118), 314-27-010, filed 8/9/82; Order 42, 314-27-010, Rule 83.6, filed 11/6/75.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 265, Resolution No. 274, filed 10/5/88)



WAC 314-30-010  Sales by manufacturers. (1) Manufacturers licensed in accordance with RCW 66.24.150 may sell within the state:

(a) Spirituous liquor only to the board or to an authorized vendor of the board;

(b) Wine products only to ((wholesalers)) distributors licensed in accordance with RCW 66.24.200;

(c) Beer products only to beer certificate of approval holders as authorized by RCW 66.24.270 who also hold an importer's license as authorized by RCW 66.24.260; or

(d) To permit holders as authorized by Title 66 RCW.

(2) The first wine ((wholesaler)) distributor or beer certificate of approval holder with a beer importer's license to receive wine or malt beverages from a distiller, rectifier, or bottler shall be liable for the taxes due.

(3) Manufacturers selling wine or malt beverage products will be considered a supplier and will be required to meet the requirements of WAC 314-24-200 and 314-20-105 respectively.

(4) Manufacturers selling wine to a licensed wine ((wholesaler)) distributor or beer to a licensed beer certificate of approval holder who also has a beer importer's license shall file monthly reports with the board on forms prescribed by the board showing the quantity of liquor shipped to each above referenced licensee during the preceding month. Such report shall be submitted on or before the twentieth day of the month following the month of sale or delivery.

(5) Failure to make such report at the time prescribed will be sufficient cause for the board to forthwith suspend or cancel the license privilege of the manufacturer. When the twentieth day of any month falls on a Sunday, or a legal holiday, the report may be filed not later than the close of business the next business day.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.24.150. 88-20-087 (Order 265, Resolution No. 274), 314-30-010, filed 10/5/88.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 131, Resolution No. 140, filed 11/30/83)



WAC 314-37-010  Liquor sales in Indian country--Appointment of tribal liquor vendors--Qualifications. (1) The Washington state liquor control board deems it necessary and advisable to adopt this rule for the following reasons:

(a) The decision of the United States Supreme Court in the case of Rice v. Rehner (filed July 1, 1983) has established that the state of Washington has licensing jurisdiction over tribal liquor sales in Indian country and that those sales, when made in conformity with federal law, are subject to both tribal and state liquor regulatory requirements.

(b) It is contrary to state law (see chapter 66.44 RCW) for purchasers of Indian liquor to remove that liquor from the reservation and into the state of Washington in those instances where the tribal liquor sellers are not authorized by the board to sell liquor.

(2) Accordingly, pursuant to RCW 66.08.050(2), the Washington state liquor control board will appoint qualifying Indian tribes, which have entered into negotiated business agreements with the board, as liquor vendors which will authorize those vendor tribes to sell liquor by the bottle to such persons, firms or corporations as may be sold liquor from a state liquor store. All such appointments will be subject to the following conditions:

(a) The tribe must enter into a business agreement with the Washington state liquor control board for the purchase and sale of liquor which will insure that the state's control over liquor traffic will be maintained while taking into consideration the unique nature of a tribal liquor vendor operation.

(b) The tribe must purchase all of its spirituous liquor for resale in Indian country from the board at a negotiated price: Provided, That a quota of spirituous liquor will be sold by the board each year to the vendor tribe without the payment of state taxes, which quota shall be negotiated between the board and the qualified tribes and approved by the department of revenue.

(c) The tribe must have in force a tribal ordinance governing liquor sales, which ordinance must have been certified by the Secretary of the Interior and published in the Federal Register as required by 18 U.S.C. 1161.

(d) The tribe must make all liquor sales in Indian country in conformity with both state and federal law.

(3) Should a tribe which has been appointed as a liquor vendor pursuant to this section fail to comply with all the above enumerated conditions, which shall be construed as continuing requirements to maintain the status of liquor vendor, the appointment of that tribe as a liquor vendor may be revoked by the board.

(4) A tribe, whether or not it has status as an Indian liquor vendor, which desires to sell beer and wine purchased from a licensed ((wholesaler)) distributor must obtain state licenses for the sale of beer and wine and must abide by all state laws and rules applicable to sale of beer and wine by state licensees. Tribes selling beer and wine shall collect and remit to the state department of revenue the retail sales tax imposed by RCW 82.08.020 on retail sales of beer and wine to nontribal members.

(5) "Indian country" as used herein shall have the meaning ascribed to it in Title 18 U.S.C. 1151 as qualified by Title 18 U.S.C. 1154 as of July 1, 1983.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.08.050(2). 83-24-021 (Order 131, Resolution No. 140), 314-37-010, filed 11/30/83; 83-04-017 (Order 118, Resolution No. 127), 314-37-010, filed 1/26/83.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 271, Resolution No. 280, filed 12/8/88)



WAC 314-44-005  Agent's license required--Eligible employers defined--Certain classes limited--Bona fide entity defined--Prohibited practices. (1) No person shall canvass for, solicit, receive or take orders for the purchase or sale of any liquor, or act as the agent for the purchase or sale of liquor, nor contact any licensees of the board in goodwill activities, unless such person is holder of an agent's license as provided in RCW 66.24.310, and this regulation.

(2) An agent's license may be issued to the accredited representative of a person, firm, or corporation holding a certificate of approval issued pursuant to RCW 66.24.270 or 66.24.206, a beer ((wholesaler's)) distributor's license, a brewer's license, a beer importer's license, a domestic winery license, a wine importer's license, or a wine ((wholesaler's)) distributor's license within the state of Washington, or the accredited representative of a distiller, manufacturer, importer, or distributor of spirituous liquor, or foreign produced beer or wine. A person, firm, or corporation so qualified, is herein defined to be an eligible employer. Such employer shall apply to the board for such an agent's license for his accredited representatives on application forms prescribed and furnished by the board.

(3) Every firm which applies for an agent's license under the provisions of this section shall furnish the board with satisfactory proof that such firm is in fact a bona fide business entity.

(4) Only the licensed agent of a distiller, manufacturer, importer, or distributor of spirituous liquor may contact retail licensees in goodwill activities when such contacts pertain to spirituous liquor products.

(5) No distiller, manufacturer, importer, ((wholesaler or)) distributor of liquor, or agent thereof, shall solicit either in person, by mail or otherwise, any liquor vendor or employee of the board, except the purchasing agent thereof, for the purpose or with the intent of furthering the sale of a particular brand or brands of merchandise as against another brand or brands of merchandise.

(6) No distiller, manufacturer, importer, ((wholesaler or)) distributor of liquor, or agent thereof, shall visit any state liquor store or agency for the purpose of exerting influence on employees for sales promotion or to secure information regarding inventory or any other matter relating to sales. They may deliver, or have delivered, and assemble where required, consumer offers and display material that have been approved by the board or its designee. Violation of this section will result in a penalty against all company items, which in appropriate cases could mean a partial or total delisting of those items.

(7) No distiller, manufacturer, importer, ((wholesaler,)) or distributor of liquor, or agent thereof, shall give or offer to any employee of the board any entertainment, gratuity or other consideration for the purpose of inducing or promoting the sale of merchandise.

(8) No distiller, manufacturer, importer, ((wholesaler,)) or distributor, or agent thereof, shall allow, pay or rebate, directly or indirectly, any cash or merchandise to any retail licensee to induce or promote the sale of liquor, including the payment of tips to such licensees or their employees and the purchasing of drinks "for the house." Such persons, firms and licensees must operate in conformity with WAC 314-12-140, RCW 66.28.010, 66.28.040, and other applicable laws and rules.

(9) Upon the infraction of any law or regulation by any distiller, manufacturer, importer, ((wholesaler,)) distributor, or agent, the board may, in addition to imposing other penalties as prescribed by law, remove such firm's products from the sales list of the board, and/or prohibit the sale of any brand or brands of beer or wine involved as provided in RCW 66.28.030.

(10) Upon the termination of the employment of a licensed agent, his employer shall immediately notify the board and with such notice return to the board the agent's license issued to such person.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 89-01-004 (Order 271, Resolution No. 280), 314-44-005, filed 12/8/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-04-029 (Order 93, Resolution No. 102), 314-44-005, filed 1/27/82; Order 46, 314-44-005, Rule 111, filed 6/9/76. Formerly WAC 314-44-010 and 314-44-020.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 165, Resolution No. 174, filed 9/12/85)



WAC 314-45-010  Convention defined--Hospitality rooms, display booths, receptions and similar activities--Permits required--Fees--Procedures. Activities pursuant to RCW 66.20.010 (8), (9), a manufacturer, importer, ((wholesaler)) distributor, or agent thereof, may serve or donate liquor without charge to delegates and guests at a bona fide convention of a trade association composed of licensees of the board, subject to conditions set forth in this regulation.

(1) For the purposes of this section a "convention" is defined as a bona fide session or assembly of the general membership of a trade association composed of licensees of the board.

(2) Such manufacturer, importer, ((wholesaler)) distributor, or agent thereof, must hold a special permit issued by the board to engage in such an activity at such convention. The fee for each such special permit shall be $25.00. Application for such permit shall be submitted on a form prescribed by the board. The statutory permits applicable to such activities are:

(a) A special permit provided for in RCW 66.20.010(8) which authorizes the holder thereof to serve liquor without charge to delegates and guests in a hospitality room or from a booth in a board-approved suppliers' display room at such convention.

(b) A special permit provided for in RCW 66.20.010(9) which authorizes the holder thereof to donate liquor for a reception, breakfast, luncheon, or dinner for delegates and guests at such convention.

(3) Any liquor served or donated as provided herein is authorized only for consumption within a specific area designated on an application for permit and approved by the board.

(4) A special permit holder who serves or donates any beer or wine on which state taxes have not been paid, must file a report of the quantity so served or donated and remit the amount of the taxes to the board, in conformity with RCW 66.20.010 (8), (9).

(5) Any spirituous liquor served or donated shall be purchased from the board or a ((Class H)) spirit, beer and wine restaurant licensee.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 85-19-031 (Order 165, Resolution No. 174), 314-45-010, filed 9/12/85; Order 46, 314-45-010, Rule 114, filed 6/9/76.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 191, Resolution No. 200, filed 7/16/86)



WAC 314-52-005  Purpose and application of rules. (1) preamble: The purpose of this title is to provide reasonable regulations as to the kind, character and location of advertising of liquor, as authorized by RCW 66.08.060.

(2) No person engaged in business as a producer, manufacturer, bottler, importer, ((wholesaler)) distributor, or retailer of liquor, directly or indirectly, or through an affiliate, shall publish or disseminate or cause to be published or disseminated in any media any advertisement of liquor, unless such advertisement is in conformance with these rules: Provided,That these provisions shall not apply to the publisher of any newspaper, magazine or similar publication, nor to the operator of any radio or television station unless such publisher or operator is engaged in business as a producer, manufacturer, bottler, importer, ((wholesaler)) distributor, or retailer of liquor, directly or indirectly, or through an affiliate.

(3) The board holds each producer, manufacturer, bottler, importer, ((wholesaler)) distributor, or retailer of liquor responsible for complying with the advertising rules of the Washington state liquor control board in any advertising material placed by them or on their behalf by their agents. If desired, advertising may be submitted prior to publication for an advisory opinion by the advertising coordinator of the Washington state liquor control board, but advisory opinions will be restricted to advertising material submitted by said producers, manufacturers, bottlers, importers, ((wholesalers)) distributors, or retailers of liquor, or their agents.

(4) Liquor advertising materials, defined as institutional or educational advertising in WAC 314-52-015, intended for placement in retail outlets of the Washington state liquor control board shall be presented to the advertising coordinator of the Washington state liquor control board for prior approval before placement: Provided, however, That all other forms of advertising approved by the board advertising coordinator and which are acceptable to the board merchandising committee under the provisions of WAC 314-52-040 shall not be prohibited under this rule.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.060. 86-15-041 (Order 191, Resolution No. 200), 314-52-005, filed 7/16/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-17-031 (Order 108, Resolution No. 117), 314-52-005, filed 8/11/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.08.060 and 66.98.070. 80-09-078 (Order 73, Resolution No. 82), 314-52-005, filed 7/18/80; Order 46, 314-52-005, Rule 115.5, filed 6/9/76; Order 10, 314-52-005, Rule 115.5, filed 10/27/70, effective 11/27/70.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 108, Resolution No. 117, filed 8/11/82)



WAC 314-52-010  Mandatory statements. (1) Brand advertising of spirituous liquor by any manufacturer shall contain the following information:

(a) The name and address of the manufacturer responsible for its publication. (Street number may be omitted.)

(b) A conspicuous statement of the class to which the product belongs and the type thereof corresponding with the statement of class and type which is required by federal regulations to appear on the label of the product.

(c) A statement of the alcoholic content by proof, except that for cordials and liqueurs, gin fizzes, cocktails, highballs, bitters and other specialties, the alcoholic content may be stated in percentage by volume or by proof.

(d) In the case of distilled spirits (other than cordials, liqueurs and specialties) produced by blending or rectification, if neutral spirits have been used in the production thereof, there shall be stated the percentage of neutral spirits so used and the name of the commodity from which such neutral spirits have been distilled.

(e) In the case of neutral spirits or of gin produced by a process of continuous distillation, there shall be stated the name of the commodity from which such neutral spirits or gin has been distilled.

(2) Brand advertising of wine by any manufacturer or ((wholesaler)) distributor shall contain the following information:

(a) The name and address of the manufacturer or ((wholesaler)) distributor responsible for its publication. (Street number may be omitted.)

(b) A conspicuous statement of the class, type or distinctive designation to which the product belongs, corresponding with the statement of class, type, or distinctive designation which is required by federal regulation to appear on the label of the product.

(3) Brand advertising of malt beverages by any manufacturer, importer, or ((wholesaler)) distributor shall contain the following information:

(a) The name and address of the manufacturer, importer or ((wholesaler)) distributor responsible for publication of the advertisement. (Street number may be omitted.)

(b) A conspicuous statement of the class to which the product belongs, corresponding to the statement of class which is required by federal regulations to appear on the label of the product.

(4) Alcoholic content of beer. Retail licensees who choose to offer beer for sale at both less than four percent by weight and more than four percent by weight, alcoholic content, packaged in identical packages, shall be required to separate the two strengths of beer in their displays, and shall be required to identify by point-of-sale advertising which is the higher strength and which is the lower strength beer. Manufacturers, importers and ((wholesalers)) distributors of such beer shall supply such shelf tickets free of charge to retail licensees: Provided, however, That no promotion of the higher alcoholic content shall be included in such advertising.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-17-031 (Order 108, Resolution No. 117), 314-52-010, filed 8/11/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.08.060 and 66.98.070. 80-09-078 (Order 73, Resolution No. 82), 314-52-010, filed 7/18/80; Order 46, 314-52-010, Rule 116, filed 6/9/76; Rule 116, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 108, Resolution No. 117, filed 8/11/82)



WAC 314-52-040  Contests, competitive events, premiums and coupons. Liquor advertisements may offer consumers premiums or prizes, upon completion of any coupon, contest, or competitive event, which may or may not require proof of purchase of the advertised product: Provided, however, That contests or sweepstakes that offer prizes or premiums to consumers through a game of chance or random drawing, shall not require proof of purchase, and must comply with the requirements of RCW 9.46.020(14) regarding lotteries: And provided further, That no liquor advertisements by manufacturers, importers, or ((wholesalers)) distributors may offer any premium or prize redeemable through a Washington state liquor store or any retail liquor outlet licensed by the state of Washington.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-17-031 (Order 108, Resolution No. 117), 314-52-040, filed 8/11/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.08.060 and 66.98.070. 80-09-078 (Order 73, Resolution No. 82), 314-52-040, filed 7/18/80; Order 46, 314-52-040, Rule 119, filed 6/9/76; Order 10, 314-52-040, filed 10/27/70, effective 11/27/70; Rule 119, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 191, Resolution No. 200, filed 7/16/86)



WAC 314-52-070  Outdoor advertising. (1) "Outdoor advertising" by manufacturers, importers, ((wholesalers)) distributors, and retail licensees for these purposes shall include all signs visible to the general public, whether permanent or temporary, advertising the sale and service of liquor (excluding point-of-sale brand signs, which are defined and governed as otherwise provided in WAC 314-52-113) as well as trade name and room name signs.

(2) Outdoor signs shall be designed, installed, and used in a manner not offensive to the public, and shall comply with all liquor advertising rules. These rules include, but are not limited to:

(a) WAC 314-52-015(1), which:

(i) Prohibits any statement or illustration that is false or misleading in any material particular;

(ii) Prohibits any statement, picture or illustration which promotes overconsumption;

(iii) Prohibits any statement, picture, illustration, design, device, or representation which is undignified, obscene, indecent, or in bad taste.

(b) WAC 314-52-110(1), which requires that every advertisement by a retail licensee shall carry the licensed trade name or the registered franchise name or the trademark name. The term "trade name" shall mean the "licensed trade name" as it appears on the issued license.

(3) Prior board approval is not required before installation and use of outdoor signs/advertising; however, outdoor signs/advertising (excluding outdoor readerboard messages and/or interior signs visible through a window of a premises) not in compliance with board rules will be required to be altered or removed at the licensee's expense. If prior approval is desired, the licensee, applicant or their agent may submit three copies to the board advertising coordinator for approval.

(4) No outdoor advertising of liquor shall be placed in proximity to schools, churches, or playfields used primarily by minors, where administrative body of said schools, churches, playfields, object to such placement, nor any place which the board in its discretion finds contrary to the public interest.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.060. 86-15-041 (Order 191, Resolution No. 200), 314-52-070, filed 7/16/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-17-031 (Order 108, Resolution No. 117), 314-52-070, filed 8/11/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.08.060 and 66.98.070. 80-09-078 (Order 73, Resolution No. 82), 314-52-070, filed 7/18/80; 78-02-056 (Order 62), 314-52-070, filed 1/20/78; Order 46, 314-52-070, Rule 122, filed 6/9/76; 314-52-070, filed 10/27/70, effective 11/27/70; Order 2, 314-52-070, filed 5/1/69; Rule 122, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-11-028, filed 5/10/93, effective 6/10/93)



WAC 314-52-080  Novelty advertising. (1) Novelty advertising items shall include, but shall not be limited to, trays, lighters, blotters, post cards, pencils, coasters, menu cards, meal checks, napkins, clocks, wearing apparel, mugs, glasses, knives, lamp shades, or similar items on which the logo, liquor brand name or name of a manufacturer of an alcoholic beverage has been imprinted.

(2) No liquor manufacturer, ((wholesaler)) distributor, or importer, or employee thereof, shall provide without charge, directly or indirectly, any novelty advertising items to any retail licensee; nor shall any retail licensee, or employee thereof, accept without charge any liquor novelty advertising items directly or indirectly, from any manufacturer, ((wholesaler)) distributor, or importer, or employee thereof.

(3) A manufacturer, ((wholesaler)) distributor, or importer, or employee thereof, may sell, and a retail licensee may purchase, for use, resale, or distribution on the licensed premises any novelty advertising items. The price thereof shall be not less than the manufacturer's, importer's, or ((wholesaler's)) distributor's cost of acquisition. In no event shall credit be extended to any retail licensee. The purchase by retail licensees of such items shall be supported by invoices or signed vouchers which shall be preserved for two years on premises available for immediate inspection by board enforcement officers.

(4) A manufacturer, importer, or ((wholesaler)) distributor who sells novelty advertising items to retail licensees shall keep on file the originals or copies of all sales slips, invoices, and other memoranda covering all purchases of novelty advertising items from the supplier or manufacturer of such items and shall also keep on file a copy of all invoices, sales slips, or memoranda reflecting the sales to licensees or other disbursement of all novelty advertising items. Such records shall be maintained in a manner satisfactory to the board and must be preserved in the office of the manufacturer, importer, or ((wholesaler)) distributor for a period of at least two years after each purchase or sale. Any manufacturer which does not maintain a principal office within the state shall, when requested, furnish the above required records at a designated location within the state for review by the board.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 93-11-028, 314-52-080, filed 5/10/93, effective 6/10/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-17-031 (Order 108, Resolution No. 117), 314-52-080, filed 8/11/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.08.060 and 66.98.070. 81-04-011 (Order 76, Resolution No. 85), 314-52-080, filed 1/28/81; 80-09-078 (Order 73, Resolution No. 82), 314-52-080, filed 7/18/80; 78-02-056 (Order 62), 314-52-080, filed 1/20/78; Order 46, 314-52-080, Rule 123, filed 6/9/76; Order 10, 314-52-080, filed 10/27/70, effective 11/27/70; Rule 123, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 108, Resolution No. 117, filed 8/11/82)



WAC 314-52-085  Programs and program folders. Programs and program folders, for the purpose of this section, shall mean brochures for use at sporting arenas which have, as a part of their operations, whether directly or indirectly, a retail licensed premises. No manufacturer, importer, ((wholesaler)) distributor, or their agent, shall provide, without cost, directly or indirectly, programs or program folders for retail licensees: Provided, however, That sporting arenas as described above, or their agents may accept bona fide liquor advertising from manufacturers, importers, ((wholesalers)) distributors or their agents, for publication in the program or program folder of the sporting arena: Provided further, That such advertising is paid for by said manufacturer, importer, ((wholesaler)) distributor or their agent at the published advertising rate for all program or program folder advertisers, including nonliquor advertisers: And also provided, That such advertising shall carry with it no express or implied offer on the part of the manufacturer, importer, ((wholesaler)) distributor or their agent, or promise on the part of the retail licensee whose operation is directly or indirectly part of the sporting arena, to stock or list any particular brand of liquor to the total or partial exclusion of any other brand.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-17-031 (Order 108, Resolution No. 117), 314-52-085, filed 8/11/82.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 108, Resolution No. 117, filed 8/11/82)



WAC 314-52-090  Advertising sponsored jointly by retailers and manufacturers, importers, or ((wholesalers)) distributors, prohibited. (1) The name of a retail licensee shall not appear in, or as a part of, or supplementary to, any advertising of a manufacturer, importer or ((wholesaler)) distributor. The brand name of liquor may appear in or as a part of advertising by a retail licensee: Provided, That such advertising is upon the retail licensee's free initiative and no moneys or moneys' worth has been offered the retail licensee as an inducement to secure such mention by any manufacturer, importer, or ((wholesaler)) distributor or their agent, or solicited by the retail licensee or his agent.

(2) RCW 66.28.010 shall also apply to joint advertising insofar as it is relevant.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-17-031 (Order 108, Resolution No. 117), 314-52-090, filed 8/11/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.08.060 and 66.98.070. 80-09-078 (Order 73, Resolution No. 82), 314-52-090, filed 7/18/80; 78-02-056 (Order 62), 314-52-090, filed 1/20/78; Order 46, 314-52-090, Rule 124, filed 6/9/76; Order 10, 314-52-090, filed 10/27/70, effective 11/27/70; Rule 124, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 132, Resolution No. 141, filed 11/23/83)



WAC 314-52-110  Advertising by retail licensees. (1) Every advertisement by a retail licensee shall carry the licensed trade name or the registered franchise name or the trademark name. The term "trade name" shall be defined as the "licensed trade name" as it appears on the license issued to the licensee: Provided, however, That such words as tavern, cafe, grocery, market, food store, food center, delicatessen, wine shop, beer parlor and other similar words used to identify the type of business licensed, and numbers used to identify chain licensees of the same trade name, shall neither be required nor prohibited as part of the trade name in advertisements: And provided further, That advertisements by public ((Class H)) spirit, beer and wine restaurant licensees may also refer to cocktails, bar, lounge and/or the "room name." The term "room name" shall be defined as the name of the room designated as the cocktail lounge and/or the dining room if both are in the same room.

(2) No retail licensee shall offer for sale any liquor for on premises consumption under advertising slogans such as "two for the price of one," "two for one drinks," "buy one--get one free," "two for $______," nor any similar phrase or slogan where the express or implied meaning is that a customer, in order to receive a reduced price, would be required to purchase more than one drink or quantity of liquor at one time.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.98.070 and 66.08.060. 83-23-122 (Order 132, Resolution No. 141), 314-52-110, filed 11/23/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-17-031 (Order 108, Resolution No. 117), 314-52-110, filed 8/11/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.08.060 and 66.98.070. 80-09-078 (Order 73, Resolution No. 82), 314-52-110, filed 7/18/80; Order 46, 314-52-110, Rule 126, filed 6/9/76; Order 10, 314-52-110, filed 10/27/70, effective 11/27/70; Rule 126, filed 6/13/63.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 199, Resolution No. 208, filed 9/10/86)



WAC 314-52-113  Brand signs and point-of-sale displays on retail licensed premises. Manufacturers, importers or ((wholesalers)) distributors may furnish brand signs and point-of-sale material under the following conditions:

(1) The brand signs and point-of-sale material shall have no value to the retailer except as brand advertisement; such signs as those which provide illumination for cash registers, pool tables and other parts of the premises, have a functional value and are not authorized. The brand signs and point-of-sale material shall remain the property of, and be the responsibility of, the manufacturers, importers or ((wholesalers)) distributors.

(2) The term "point-of-sale material" as used herein, shall include such manufacturer, importer or ((wholesaler)) distributor-supplied items as display cards, placards, table tents, recipes, display bins, decalcomanias, price cards, shelf strips, product information pamphlets, bottle hangers, matches, scorecards, calendars, and other such brand advertising material for display at the point of sale.

(3) Giant inflatables, such as inflated beer cans, bottles, animals, and banners may be provided as point-of-sale by manufacturers, importers, or ((wholesalers)) distributors to retailers for display purposes on their property, provided the following conditions are met:

(a) All retail licensees are afforded equal opportunity to display item;

(b) Novelty items as defined in WAC 314-52-080 are not provided by manufacturers, importers, or ((wholesalers)) distributors to customers in conjunction with the display;

(c) The display shall be removed if objected to by local officials, or if the board, in its discretion, finds it contrary to the public interest.

(4) Animal mascots and costumed individuals representing beer, wine, or liquor manufacturers may be provided as point-of-sale by manufacturers, importers, or ((wholesalers)) distributors to retailers for display and promotion purposes on their property, provided the following conditions are met:

(a) The costumed individual is limited to the manufacturer, importer, ((wholesaler)) distributor, or employee thereof and the costumed individual's activities on-premises are limited to socializing with customers and not conducting any activity that the retail licensee would otherwise have to assign employees to;

(b) All retail licensees are afforded equal opportunity for such displays;

(c) Novelty items as defined in WAC 314-52-080 and including the purchase of drinks, are not to be provided to customers by the costumed individual in conjunction with such displays;

(d) The costumed individual must comply with the regulations regarding lewd and obscene conduct (WAC 314-16-125);

(e) If the board finds it contrary to the public interest, it may prohibit the use of the above-mentioned activities.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.24.010, 66.08.010, 66.08.030, 66.08.060 and 66.98.070. 86-19-022 (Order 199, Resolution No. 208), 314-52-113, filed 9/10/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-17-031 (Order 108, Resolution No. 117), 314-52-113, filed 8/11/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.08.060 and 66.98.070. 80-09-078 (Order 73, Resolution No. 82), 314-52-113, filed 7/18/80; 78-02-056 (Order 62, 314-52-113, filed 1/20/78; Order 46, 314-52-113, Rule 126.3, filed 6/9/76.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 94-06-022, filed 2/22/94, effective 3/25/94)



WAC 314-52-115  Advertising by clubs--Signs. (1) Clubs shall not engage in any form of soliciting or advertising which may be construed as implying that the club operates a public ((Class H)) spirit, beer and wine restaurant premises, a tavern open to the public, or that social functions at which club liquor may be consumed, are open to the public: Provided, however,Circularizing membership shall not be considered advertising, and where clubs provide lunch or dinner to the public, this may be advertised: Provided further, Such advertising must specify no liquor service is available.

(2) Clubs and/or their auxiliary organizations may advertise social or other club events to their membership through the public media: Provided, Such advertising is clearly directed to their membership only and cannot be construed as implying that the general public is welcome to attend.

(3) Advertising of the club functions by means of placards placed for public viewing shall be governed by the provisions of subsection (2) of this section.

(4) Advertising may be directed to the public generally in connection with events of special public interest such as Flag Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day or such other occasions, under provisions set forth in WAC 314-40-080(3).

(5) Clubs desiring to have radio or television broadcasts originating from their licensed premises may do so: Provided,That such broadcasts consist only of entertainment or other matter which is in the public interest and may not contain any announcement of opening or closing hours, any invitation to visit the club, or any statement which may be construed as advertising or any implication that the club is operated as a public place. The only reference to the club during such broadcasts shall be limited to a statement at the opening and closing of the program as originating from the club quarters.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 94-06-022, 314-52-115, filed 2/22/94, effective 3/25/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-17-031 (Order 108, Resolution No. 117), 314-52-115, filed 8/11/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.08.060 and 66.98.070. 80-09-078 (Order 73, Resolution No. 82), 314-52-115, filed 7/18/80; Order 46, 314-52-114 (codified as WAC 314-52-115), Rule 126.5, filed 6/9/76; Order 10, 314-52-114, Rule 126.5, filed 10/27/70, effective 11/27/70. Formerly WAC 314-40-090 (part), Rule 111, filed 6/13/63.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-03-004, filed 1/4/96, effective 2/4/96)



WAC 314-70-010  Sale by ((Class H)) spirit, beer and wine restaurant licensee of liquor stock after discontinuance of business. Notwithstanding any other provision of Title 66 RCW or Title 314 WAC, a ((Class H)) spirit, beer and wine restaurant licensee who permanently discontinues business for any reason shall dispose of the salable unopened liquor remaining in stock by sale to the board of the items originally purchased from the board. The board will pay the total amount listed in the official price list then in effect, less the ((Class H)) spirit, beer and wine restaurant discount and tax exemption expressed as a percent of the total price and the percent of total expenses assigned to the merchandise division to gross sales as reported on the profit and loss statement in the last published annual report of the board. Combined percentages will be rounded up to a whole percent: Provided, however, That in the case of a sale of business with a ((Class H)) spirit, beer and wine restaurant licensee, after obtaining the approval of the board and under the supervision of a representative of the board, may sell the entire inventory of liquor to the incoming licensee at a negotiated price.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.010 and 66.24.025. 96-03-004, 314-70-010, filed 1/4/96, effective 2/4/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-17-022 (Order 109, Resolution No. 118), 314-70-010, filed 8/9/82.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 260, Resolution No. 269, filed 7/29/88)



WAC 314-70-020  Disposition by a governmental agency of lawfully seized liquors, except those which are required to be delivered to the board under RCW 66.32.090. Notwithstanding any other provision of Title 66 RCW or Title 314 WAC, governmental agencies may, after obtaining the approval of the board and under the supervision of the board, dispose of lawfully seized liquors (except those which are required to be delivered to the board under RCW 66.32.090) as follows:

(1) The governmental agency may sell spirituous unopened salable liquor, and/or wine and beer previously purchased from the board, to the board as per procedure in WAC 314-70-040.

(2) The governmental agency may sell opened containers of liquor back to the ((Class H)) spirit, beer and wine restaurant licensee from whom seized, if the licensee is going out of business, for the personal use of the licensee at a negotiated price after payment by the licensee to the board of an amount to be determined by the board in lieu of the ((Class H)) spirit, beer and wine restaurant discount and tax exemption in effect at that time: Provided, That if the licensee has not so purchased the opened bottles of liquor within the period of redemption, they shall be destroyed.

(3) The governmental agency may sell unopened beer and/or wine to the ((wholesaler)) distributor selling the same as per procedure in WAC 314-24-210 and 314-20-070 at a negotiated price. Copies of inventory and bill of sale shall be furnished the board.

(4) The governmental agency may sell unopened salable wine and/or beer to appropriately licensed retailers at a negotiated price. Beer purchased under this subsection shall meet the quality standards set forth by its manufacturer. Copies of the inventory and bill of sale shall be furnished the board.

(5) The governmental agency may ship the liquor out of the state of Washington.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 88-16-040 (Order 260, Resolution No. 269), 314-70-020, filed 7/29/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-17-022 (Order 109, Resolution No. 118), 314-70-020, filed 8/9/82.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-03-004, filed 1/4/96, effective 2/4/96)



WAC 314-70-030  Purchases by ((Class H)) spirit, beer and wine restaurant licensee of certain liquor stocks. Notwithstanding any other provision of Title 66 RCW or Title 314 WAC, a ((Class H)) spirit, beer and wine restaurant licensee in conjunction with the purchase of a licensed business may purchase, and place into its regular stock, salable liquor as provided in WAC 314-70-010. Such liquor shall be treated for purposes of Title 66 RCW and Title 314 WAC as if it had been purchased from the board pursuant to RCW 66.24.440.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.010 and 66.24.025. 96-03-004, 314-70-030, filed 1/4/96, effective 2/4/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-17-022 (Order 109, Resolution No. 118), 314-70-030, filed 8/9/82.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 109, Resolution No. 118, filed 8/9/82)



WAC 314-70-040  Procedures for board purchase of liquor from governmental agencies. The board may purchase from governmental agencies lawfully seized salable unopened liquor. Such purchases are subject to the following conditions:

(1) The governmental agency shall provide the board with a listing of the liquor and shall make the liquor available for examination and review.

(2) The board will issue a purchase order for the liquor.

(3) When the governmental agency is from within the state of Washington and the liquor was originally purchased from the board, the board will pay the total amount listed in the official board price list then in effect, less the ((Class H)) discount and tax exemption expressed as a percent of the total price and the percent of total expenses assigned to the merchandise division to gross sales as reported on the profit and loss statement in the last published annual report of the board. Combined percentages will be rounded up to a whole percent.

(4) When the governmental agency is a federal agency, or when the governmental agency is from within the state of Washington but the liquor was not originally purchased from the board, or the liquor is no longer handled by the board, the board will pay a negotiated amount not to exceed ninety percent of the original approximate cost price from the distillery or manufacturer including federal tax and duty.

(5) After receipt of the board purchase order, the governmental agency who is selling the liquor will invoice the board as per the prices listed on the purchase order.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. 82-17-022 (Order 109, Resolution No. 118), 314-70-040, filed 8/9/82.]

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