PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Possible new rules regarding special occasion liquor licenses.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.375, 66.24.380.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: As part of its ongoing regulatory improvement process, the Liquor Control Board is reorganizing its rule book by subject matter. Currently there are no rules to implement RCW 66.24.375 or 66.24.380, which outline the special occasion liquor license for not-for-profit societies or organizations. The agency is considering adopting rules to implement these laws.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington Secretary of State. We will work with the Secretary of State closely before adopting proposed language and after language is proposed.
Process for Developing New Rule: Input from retail licensees, local governments, and other interested parties will be obtained through series of notices and at least one public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Teresa Berntsen, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080, (360) 664-1648, fax (360) 704-4921, e-mail email@example.com.
April 6, 2004
Merritt D. Long