WSR 06-09-104

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD


[ Filed April 19, 2006, 11:34 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 314-20-025 Licensed brewers -- Retail sales of beer on brewery premises -- Beer served without charge on premises -- Spirit, beer and wine restaurant operation.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030 and chapter 44, Laws of 2006 (HB 3154).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislature in HB 3154 (2006 session) authorized a domestic brewery or microbrewery holding a spirits, beer, and wine restaurant license to sell kegs of its own production "to go" and to sell its beer in small containers from the tap in the restaurant "to go." 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