WSR 97-13-071



[Filed June 18, 1997, 8:48 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Establishing the size of a spirituous liquor sample which may be given to a licensee in compliance with chapter 39, Laws of 1997.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The amount of a sample which may be given to a licensee would create a maximum limitation and establish a standard that would be followed by all liquor manufacturers' representatives. Similar standards exist for beer and wine samples, but not for spirituous liquor samples which were added to the statutes during the 1997 session.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. No federal standards apply.

Process for Developing New Rule: Input from distilled spirits manufacturers, liquor manufacturers' representatives and licensees will be obtained during the rule-making process.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting David Goyette, Director, Regulatory Services, P.O. Box 43098, Olympia, WA 98504-3098, phone (360) 753-2724, FAX (360) 753-2710.

June 17, 1997

Nathan S. Ford, Jr.


Legislature Code Reviser


Washington State Code Reviser's Office