WSR 06-19-038

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed September 14, 2006, 10:33 a.m. ]


Referendum to Implement ESB 6661 - Washington Beer Commission


Under ESB 6661, section 5, chapter 330, Laws of 2006, a referendum of affected beer producers was conducted to determine whether to implement ESB 6661 and to determine producer participation in the Washington beer commission and assessment under this chapter.

The referendum was certified on September 13, 2006, as follows:


Category No. of Producers (%) Volume of

Production (%)

Total No. Eligible Producers Voting 66.67% 83.98%
Total No. Of those Voting, Voted "YES" 83.93%

Based on section 5 of the act, the percentages to pass a referendum on establishing the Washington beer commission and beer producer assessment are:

1. Of those producers eligible to vote, at least 51 percent by number of those voting must vote "yes"; AND

2. Of those producers eligible to vote, at least 30 percent by number and at least 30 percent by volume of production must be represented in the referendum.

The referendum passed.

Valoria H. Loveland

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office