PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Recent legislation, SHB 1435, grants the liquor control board administrative authority, previously vested in the department of revenue, to approve, deny, suspend, or revoke retail, wholesale, or distributor cigarette and tobacco products licenses.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030, 82.24.510, 82.24.550, 82.26.150, 82.26.220.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To implement SHB 1435, passed in the 2009 legislative session, new rules are required to clarify and provide guidance to licensees who want to apply for these licenses.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 3, 2009