WSR 12-15-081

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD


[ Filed July 18, 2012, 10:55 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Creating a new section in chapter 314-03 WAC to address internet sales and delivery of spirits by spirits retail licensees.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Initiative 1183 changed the state of Washington from a controlled liquor system to a privatized liquor system. Rules need to be written to reflect internet sales and delivery of spirits, formalize associated public safety regulations, and to provide clear direction to spirits retail liquor licensees in these areas.

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.

July 18, 2012

Sharon Foster

Chairman

Washington State Code Reviser's Office