WSR 06-09-103

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD


[ Filed April 19, 2006, 11:33 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 314-24-040 Wine labels -- Certificate of approval, 314-24-090 Wine labels, 314-24-150 Wine records, 314-24-240 Delivery conditions, 314-24-250 Labeling requirements for private wine shippers, and chapter 314-19 WAC, Wine tax reporting and payment requirements. New rules may be needed for payment of taxes by out-of-state wineries, reporting by out-of-state wineries, and late reporting or payment of taxes.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030 and chapter 49, Laws of 2006 (ESB 6537).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislature in ESB 6537 (2006 session) extended the privilege of shipping wine directly from the winery to consumers currently held by in-state wineries to other United States wineries. These wineries must now pay a fee for this privilege and must collect state taxes on these transactions. 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