BILL REQ. #: S-0402.1
|State of Washington||63rd Legislature||2013 Regular Session|
Read first time 02/06/13. Referred to Committee on Commerce & Labor.
AN ACT Relating to sales for resale by retail licensees of liquor; adding a new section to chapter 66.24 RCW; creating new sections; and declaring an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 The legislature finds that the adoption of
Initiative Measure No. 1183 by the voters in 2011 privatized the
wholesale and retail distribution of spirits in Washington and made
more efficient and competitive the distribution of wine. The
legislature also finds that some of the regulations adopted to
implement the initiative are at odds with the intent of the people to
privatize and modernize both the wholesale distribution and retail sale
of spirits and to make more efficient and competitive the distribution
of wine. Therefore, the legislature is providing the definitions in
section 2 of this act as further guidance to help accomplish the
transition envisioned by voters.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2 A new section is added to chapter 66.24 RCW
to read as follows:
The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(1) "Single sale" means a single transaction regardless of its proximity in time to other similar transactions.
(2) "Spirits sales revenues under the license" means a retail sale as defined in RCW 66.24.630(2) and includes sales of spirits in original containers to consumers for consumption off the licensed premises. "Spirits sales revenues under the license" does not include sales of spirits in original containers to retailers licensed to sell spirits for consumption on the premises, for resale at their licensed premises according to the terms of their licenses.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 3 This act applies to sales occurring on or
after August 1, 2013.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 4 This act is necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the
state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect