PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 314-11-025 What are the forms of acceptable identification? and 314-10-050 Sales (of tobacco) to persons under the age of eighteen.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030, 66.16.040, and 70.155.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislature in 2005 (SHB 1496) changed the list of documents that may be used by liquor and tobacco licensees to verify that the purchaser of alcohol or tobacco is of legal age to purchase. The rules must be changed to be consistent with the new law. The current rule requires that these documents include an expiration date. This criterion is not a statutory criterion. Use of this additional criterion may be modified.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 20, 2006
Merritt D. Long