WSR 99-04-113

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD


[ Filed February 3, 1999, 11:19 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Added activities on a liquor licensed premises, WAC 314-16-180.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.010.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: WAC 314-16-180 currently states a licensee must obtain prior board approval for any activities conducted on the premises outside of those inherent to the license privilege. Per Governor Locke's Executive Order on regulatory reform, the board will consider changes to WAC 314-16-180 to simplify the requirements for licensees to conduct added activities on their licensed premises. The agency will also review existing policies regarding added activities, and convert those that directly affect the public into rule form.

Process for Developing New Rule: Input from retail licensees, local governments, and other interested parties will be obtained through series of notices and at least one public hearing.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Teresa Berntsen, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080, phone (360) 586-1641, fax (360) 704-4920, e-mail teb@liq.wa.gov.

February 3, 1999

Eugene Prince

Chair

Washington State Code Reviser's Office