WSR 06-09-102

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD


[ Filed April 19, 2006, 11:32 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 314-07-010 Definition (public institution), 314-07-020 Liquor license qualifications and application process, and 314-07-055 Temporary retail license.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030 and chapter 359, Laws of 2006 (SSB 6540).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislature in SSB 6540 (2006 session) made changes to improve and streamline the liquor licensing process: (1) Extended the comment period for local governments, churches and schools on license applications, (2) authorized use of methods to notify churches, schools, and public institutions other than certified mail, (3) authorized license applicants to begin application process during the thirty day residency waiting period, and (4) authorized the board to issue a temporary license on applications for premises not previously licensed to sell alcohol. 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 rules@liq.wa.gov.

April 19, 2006

Merritt D. Long

Chairman

Washington State Code Reviser's Office