WSR 10-03-002

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD


[ Filed January 6, 2010, 1:15 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The liquor control board has rules regarding forms of acceptable identification to purchase, possess, or consume alcohol. As part of the liquor control board's on-going rules review process, WAC 314-11-025 is under review for clarity, relevance, and accuracy.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.16.040, 66.08.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A requirement that all driver's licenses and ID cards used to purchase, possess, or consume alcohol must be horizontal would ensure that all persons using these forms of ID would be twenty-one years of age or older. This requirement would enhance public safety by limiting minor access to alcohol. Any purchase of liquor would require a horizontal driver's license or ID card or the sale would instantly be refused.

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 Karen McCall, Agency Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080, (360) 664-1631, fax (360) 664-9689, e-mail rules@liq.wa.gov.

January 6, 2010

Sharon Foster

Board Chairman

Washington State Code Reviser's Office