WSR 99-04-114

PERMANENT RULES

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD


[ Filed February 3, 1999, 11:22 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: January 27, 1999.

Purpose: To create a new rule, WAC 314-37-030, in order to outline the procedures under which state agency vendors may accept bank credit and debit cards for liquor purchases.

The 1997 legislature authorized the Liquor Control Board to allow the use of credit card and debit cards in all state liquor stores and agencies. The board was given rule-making authority to implement the use of credit and debit cards. The proposed rule outlines the procedures under which agency vendors may accept bank debit and credit cards.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 66.08.030, 66.16.041.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-22-093 on November 4, 1998.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

February 1, 1999

Eugene Prince

Chairman


NEW SECTION
WAC 314-37-030
Bank credit cards and debit cards.

(1) May liquor vendors accept bank credit cards and debit cards?

Yes. Per RCW 66.16.041, liquor vendors may accept bank credit cards and debit cards for liquor purchases from non-licensees. Any equipment provided by the board to an agency liquor vendor may be used only for the sale of liquor obtained from the board.

(2) What are the procedures for accepting bank credit cards and debit cards for liquor purchases? The procedures for accepting bank credit cards and debit cards for liquor purchases are as follows:

(a) Sales transactions.

(i) All credit/debit card sales transactions will be made in accordance with liquor control board and SPS procedures.

(ii) Cash back is not allowed.

(iii) Batch closing must be done nightly in order to ensure transactions are processed in a timely manner.

(b) Recording transactions. Liquor vendors will record transactions on forms provided by the liquor control board.

(c) Reporting. Liquor vendors will report all credit/debit card sales to the administrative services division of the liquor control board.

(d) Retention of records.

(i) All credit/debit card receipts and balancing reports will be kept for the current fiscal year, in addition to the prior two complete fiscal years.

(ii) Liquor vendors are responsible for the security of all credit/debit card records.

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