PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Current rules in chapter 314-09 WAC regarding contested liquor license applications and renewals.
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: As part of its ongoing regulatory improvement process, the Liquor Control Board is reviewing its existing rules and policies regarding contested liquor license applications and renewals.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Office of the Attorney General and the Office of Administrative Hearings. We will work with these agencies closely before adopting proposed language and after language is proposed.
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, (360) 664-1648, fax (360) 704-4921, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 6, 2004
Merritt D. Long