WSR 12-16-032

PERMANENT RULES

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD


[ Filed July 25, 2012, 1:14 p.m. , effective August 25, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: At the request of stakeholders, created a new rule to allow minors in restaurants with cinemas under certain conditions. The new rule is WAC 314-03-050.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 66.08.030.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-12-011 on May 24, 2012.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 25, 2012.

Sharon Foster

Chairman

OTS-4796.2


NEW SECTION
WAC 314-03-050   Limited patron participation entertainment at a spirits, beer, and wine restaurant or a beer and/or wine restaurant.   (1) A spirits, beer, and wine restaurant or a beer and/or wine restaurant may provide entertainment with limited physical participation by patrons in the dedicated dining area of their licensed premises. Examples of this form of permitted entertainment include text messaging to movie screens, watching movies, nonpatron skits, and comedy acts. Such limited patron participation is permitted under the following conditions:

The dedicated dining area meets the following criteria:

(a) Wait staff provides table service to patrons which includes interaction; and

(b) Lighting requirements outlined in WAC 314-11-085.

(2) Licensees must submit a request to the board's licensing and regulation division to provide limited patron participation entertainment in the dedicated dining area of their premises.

(a) The licensee may begin the activity as soon as the approval is received.

(b) Board approval will be based on the request meeting the requirements outlined in this section.

(3) Minors are allowed after 11:00 p.m. in the dining area of a premises that has received approval as referenced in this section.

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