|Passed by the House April 11, 2009|
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 9, 2009
President of the Senate
I, Barbara Baker, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1415 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
|State of Washington||61st Legislature||2009 Regular Session|
READ FIRST TIME 02/23/09.
AN ACT Relating to sales of wine at the legislative gift center; adding new sections to chapter 44.73 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 66.12 RCW; and adding a new section to chapter 15.88 RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 The legislature finds that the production of
wine grapes in the state is an important segment of Washington
agriculture as evidenced by the continued investments made by the state
in developing the wine industry, including the creation of viticulture
and enology programs at Washington State University and wine technology
programs at community and technical colleges. The legislature further
finds that the promotion and sale of Washington wine at the legislative
gift center is harmonious with the purpose of the gift center, which is
to promote the state and the goods produced around the state.
Therefore, the legislature intends to allow the legislative gift center
to sell wine produced in Washington to visitors of legal drinking age.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2 A new section is added to chapter 66.12 RCW
to read as follows:
Nothing in this title shall apply to or prevent the legislative gift center created in chapter 44.73 RCW from selling at retail for off-premises consumption wine produced in Washington by a licensed domestic winery.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 3 (1) The legislative gift center is
authorized to sell at retail for off-premises consumption wine produced
in Washington by a licensed domestic winery. Wine sold by the
legislative gift center must: (a) Be sold to individuals twenty-one
years of age or older; (b) be sold for personal use and not for resale;
and (c) have been purchased from a licensed wine distributor or from a
manufacturer authorized to distribute wine of its own production.
(2) The legislative gift center must collect and remit to the department of revenue all applicable state and local taxes on sales of wine.
(3) The legislative gift center must consult with the Washington wine commission to select which Washington wines will be sold. The Washington wine commission must give consideration to award winning wines in assisting the gift center.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 4 A new section is added to chapter 15.88 RCW
to read as follows:
The commission must assist the legislative gift center in selecting the Washington wines the legislative gift center will sell as provided in section 3 of this act.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 5 Sections 1 and 3 of this act are each added