PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Regulations relating to manufacturers, distributors, importers and retailers are impacted by the 2009 legislative action. Rules need amending or repealing and new rules may need to be adopted as part of implementing EHB 2040, changing beer and wine regulation (tied house), SHB 1812, conditions for wine labels, ESHB 1441, process for terminating or cancelling contracts, and parts of SSB 5834, changes to authorized reps, creates a winery warehouse, allows exceptions to tied house restrictions.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030, chapters 506 and 373, Laws of 2009.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Implementation of legislation passed in 2009 requires changes in current rules and adoption of new rules to clarify and provide further guidance to licensees who are impacted by the new regulations.
Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties can participate in the discussions formulating this rule change by contacting or sending written comments to the agency staff listed below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Karen McCall, Agency Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080, (360) 664-1631, fax (360) 664-9689, e-mail email@example.com.
June 3, 2009