HOUSE BILL 1855





                        57th Legislature

                2001 Regular Legislative Session


Passed by the House March 12, 2001

  Yeas 98   Nays 0




Speaker of the House of Representatives




Speaker of the House of Representatives





Passed by the Senate April 10, 2001

  Yeas 42   Nays 3



We, Timothy A. Martin and Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 1855  as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                          Chief Clerk




                          Chief Clerk

President of the Senate




Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.               




Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                          HOUSE BILL 1855



             Passed Legislature - 2001 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By Representatives Hunt, Conway, Clements, Ericksen, Pennington and Kenney


Read first time 02/06/2001.  Referred to Committee on Commerce & Labor.

Allowing private clubs to serve liquor at special events. 

    AN ACT Relating to liquor by the drink at special events at restricted clubs; and amending RCW 66.24.425.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 66.24.425 and 1998 c 126 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

    (1) The board may, in its discretion, issue a spirits, beer, and wine restaurant license to a business which qualifies as a "restaurant" as that term is defined in RCW 66.24.410 in all respects except that the business does not serve the general public but, through membership qualification, selectively restricts admission to the business.  For purposes of RCW 66.24.400 and 66.24.420, all licenses issued under this section shall be considered spirits, beer, and wine restaurant licenses and shall be subject to all requirements, fees, and qualifications in this title, or in rules adopted by the board, as are applicable to spirits, beer, and wine restaurant licenses generally except that no service to the general public may be required.

    (2) No license shall be issued under this section to a business:

    (a) Which shall not have been in continuous operation for at least one year immediately prior to the date of its application; or

    (b) Which denies membership or admission to any person because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical handicap.

    (3) The board may issue an endorsement to the spirits, beer, and wine restaurant license issued under this section that allows up to forty nonclub, member-sponsored events using club liquor.  Visitors and guests may attend these events only by invitation of the sponsoring member or members.  These events may not be open to the general public.  The fee for the endorsement is an annual fee of nine hundred dollars.  Upon the board's request, the holder of the endorsement must provide the board or the board's designee with the following information at least seventy-two hours before the event:  The date, time, and location of the event; the name of the sponsor of the event; and a brief description of the purpose of the event.


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