PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LIQUOR AND CANNABIS
[Filed June 12, 2019, 11:37 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 314-35 WAC, Vapor products, the Washington state liquor and cannabis board (board) is considering creating new sections and amending existing sections of rule to implement the directives of EHB 1074 (chapter 15, Laws of 2019), regarding vapor product legal age for sales; and ESSHB [E2SHB] 1873 (chapter 445, Laws of 2019), regarding vapor product taxation.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: EHB 1074 (chapter 15, Laws of 2019); ESSHB [E2SHB] 1873 (chapter 445, Laws of 2019); and chapter 70.345
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: New sections of rule and amendments to existing rule are needed to implement the directives and provisions of EHB 1074, regarding vapor product legal age for sales; and ESSHB [E2SHB] 1873, regarding vapor product taxation.
The board will also consider clarifying and technical updates to existing rule to ensure consistency and enforceability.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The board will coordinate with the Washington state department of health, and other public agencies as needed.
Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Katherine Hoffman, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-664-1622, fax 360-664-9689, email Rules@lcb.wa.gov, web site lcb.wa.gov.
June 12, 2019