BILL REQ. #: H-1999.1
|State of Washington||58th Legislature||2003 Regular Session|
READ FIRST TIME 02/27/03.
AN ACT Relating to the summary suspension of a liquor license pending revocation proceedings; and amending RCW 66.08.150.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1 RCW 66.08.150 and 1989 c 175 s 122 are each amended to
read as follows:
The action, order, or decision of the board as to any denial of an application for the reissuance of a permit or license or as to any revocation, suspension, or modification of any permit or license shall be an adjudicative proceeding and subject to the applicable provisions of chapter 34.05 RCW.
(1) An opportunity for a hearing may be provided an applicant for the reissuance of a permit or license prior to the disposition of the application, and if no such opportunity for a prior hearing is provided then an opportunity for a hearing to reconsider the application must be provided the applicant.
(2) An opportunity for a hearing must be provided a permittee or licensee prior to a revocation or modification of any permit or license and, except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, prior to the suspension of any permit or license.
(3) No hearing shall be required until demanded by the applicant, permittee, or licensee.
(4) The board may summarily suspend a license or permit for a period of up to ((
thirty)) one hundred eighty days without a prior
hearing if it finds that public health, safety, or welfare imperatively
require emergency action, and incorporates a finding to that effect in
its order; and proceedings for revocation or other action must be
promptly instituted and determined.