PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 314-24-150 Wine records, 314-24-190 Wine supplier and distributor price posting, 314-20-050 Beer distributors -- Records, 314-20-100 Beer supplier and distributor price posting, 314-19-015 What are the monthly reporting and tax payment requirements?, 314-19-020 What if a licensee doesn't report or pay the taxes due, or reports or pays late?, 314-16-160 Purchases -- Reports, and 314-13-010 Who can retail licensees purchase beer, wine, and spirits from?
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030 and chapter 302, Laws of 2006 (2SSB 6823).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislature in 2SSB 6823 (2006 session) gave both in-state and out-of-state wineries and breweries to sell their own production to licensed beer and wine retailers in Washington. Rules must be changed to be consistent with these new provisions.
Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties can participate in the discussions formulating this rule change by contacting or sending written comments to the agency staff listed below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Pamela Madson, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080, (360) 664-1648, fax (360) 704-4921, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 19, 2006
Merritt D. Long