Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The purpose of these rules is to implement legislation that passed in the 2007 and 2008 legislative sessions.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending 2 [WAC 314-02-015 and 314-02-120].
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 66.08.030.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-21-123 on October 17, 2008.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: December 17, 2008.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-22-022, filed 10/24/05, effective 11/24/05)
WAC 314-02-015 What is a spirits, beer, and wine restaurant license? (1) Per RCW 66.24.400, this license allows a restaurant to:
(a) Serve spirits by the individual ((
serving)) glass for
(b) Serve beer by the bottle or can or by tap for
on-premises consumption; ((
(c) Serve wine for on-premises consumption ((
(see RCW 66.24.400 regarding patrons removing recorked wine from the
(2) Per RCW 66.24.400, this license prohibits licensees from selling alcohol for off-premises consumption except for a licensee having an endorsement that allows the licensee to sell, for off-premises consumption, wine vinted and bottled in the state of Washington that has a label exclusive to the licensee's restaurant.
(d) Allow patrons to remove recorked wine from the licensed premises in accordance with RCW 66.24.400;
(e) Sell wine by the bottle for off-premises consumption with the appropriate endorsement; and
(f) Sell kegs of malt liquor with the appropriate endorsement.
(2) To obtain and maintain a spirits, beer, and wine restaurant license, the restaurant must be open to the public at least five hours a day during the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., five days a week. The board may consider written requests for exceptions to this requirement due to demonstrated hardship, and may grant an exception under such terms and conditions as the board determines are in the best interests of the public.
(4))) (3) All applicants for a spirits, beer, and wine
license must establish, to the satisfaction of the board, that
the premises will operate as a bona fide restaurant. The term
"bona fide restaurant" is defined in RCW 66.24.410(2).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.04.010, 66.08.030, 66.24.410, 66.44.310, and 66.44.420. 05-22-022, § 314-02-015, filed 10/24/05, effective 11/24/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.010, 66.24.120. 00-07-091, § 314-02-015, filed 3/15/00, effective 4/15/00.]
(1) The licensee must display the approval letter for storing liquor at each location;
(2) Liquor storage must be within the event location where catering services for events are provided;
(3) If the location is one for which the licensee has an on-going contract or agreement to provide liquor service at catered events, the contract or agreement must include the following:
(a) Names of the parties;
(b) Location and address where on-going liquor catering services are provided;
(c) A sketch and description of the facility that includes where the liquor will be stored, how the liquor will be secured to ensure public safety, and the provisions that restrict access to the liquor storage area to the licensee and the licensee's employees; and
(d) Signatures of the parties.
(4) For locations owned or leased by the licensee and for which the licensee provides liquor service at catered events, the licensee must submit copies of documents that evidence the ownership or leasehold interest.
(2) Licensees who hold ((
only an off-premises beer and/or
wine license)) a grocery store license with a keg endorsement,
or a spirits, beer, and wine restaurant license with a keg
endorsement, must purchase the keg registration forms from
their local board enforcement office for four dollars per book
of twenty-five forms.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.010, 66.24.120. 00-07-091, § 314-02-120, filed 3/15/00, effective 4/15/00.]