LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD
[Filed November 4, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 97-22-037.
Title of Rule: WAC 314-37-030 May liquor vendors accept bank credit cards and debit cards?
Purpose: To outline the procedures under which state agency vendors may accept bank credit and debit cards for liquor purchases.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 66.08.030, 66.16.041.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 66.16.041.
Summary: The 1997 legislature authorized the Liquor Control Board to allow the use of credit cards and debit cards in all state liquor stores and agencies. The board was given rule-making authority to implement the use of credit and debit cards. The proposed rule outlines the procedures under which agency vendors may accept bank debit and credit cards.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Teresa Berntsen, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080, (360) 586-1641; and Implementation: Mike Donaldson, P.O. Box 43075, Olympia, WA 98504-3075, (360) 753-1825.
Name of Proponent: Washington State Liquor Control Board, governmental.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The proposed rule outlines the procedures under which state agency vendors may accept bank credit and debit cards for liquor purchases. This rule making is a result of a law passed by the 1997 legislature, which authorized the Liquor Control Board to allow the use of credit cards and debit cards in all state liquor stores and agencies, and gave the board rule-making authority.
The rule outlines the procedures for the acceptance of bank credit and debit cards, including sales transactions, recording transactions, reporting, and retention of records.
Proposal does not change existing rules.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. No impact to small businesses.
Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. The Washington State Liquor Control Board is not a listed agency in section 201.
Hearing Location: Washington State Liquor Control Board, Capital Plaza Building, Board Room, Fifth Floor, 1025 East Union Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504, on December 9, 1998, at 9:30 a.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Teresa Berntsen by December 8, 1998, TDD (360) 586-4727, or (360) 586-1641.
Submit Written Comments to: Teresa Berntsen, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080, fax (360) 664-9689, by December 9, 1998.
Date of Intended Adoption: December 16, 1998.
November 3, 1998
Nathan S. Ford, Jr.
WAC 314-37-030 Bank credit cards and debit cards. (1) May liquor vendors accept bank credit cards and debit cards?
Yes. Per RCW 66.16.041, liquor vendors may accept bank credit cards and debit cards for liquor purchases. Any equipment provided by the board to an agency liquor vendor may be used only for the sale of liquor obtained from the board.
(2) What are the procedures for accepting bank credit cards and debit cards for liquor purchases? The procedures for accepting bank credit cards and debit cards for liquor purchases are as follows:
(a) Sales transactions.
(i) All credit/debit card sales transactions will be made in accordance with liquor control board and SPS procedures.
(ii) Cash back is not allowed.
(iii) Batch closing must be done nightly in order to ensure transactions are processed in a timely manner.
(b) Recording transactions. Liquor vendors will record transactions on forms provided by the liquor control board.
(c) Reporting. Liquor vendors will report all credit/debit card sales to the administrative services division of the liquor control board.
(d) Retention of records.
(i) All credit/debit card receipts and balancing reports will be kept for the current fiscal year, in addition to the prior two complete fiscal years.
(ii) Liquor vendors are responsible for the security of all credit/debit card records.