WSR 06-09-105

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD


[ Filed April 19, 2006, 11:35 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 314-12-140 Prohibited practices and 314-050-020 [314-05-020] What is a special occasion license?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030, 66.28.010, chapter 43, Laws of 2006 (SHB 3128).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislature in SHB 3128 (2006 session) created two new exceptions to the tied-house statute allowing wineries to serve on boards of directors of nonprofit organizations when the organizations hold retail liquor licenses. Rules must be changed to be consistent with these new exceptions.

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