WSR 12-05-121

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD


[ Filed February 22, 2012, 11:37 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revisions to the following WACs are needed to implement Initiative 1183: Chapter 314-05 WAC, Special occasion licenses; chapter 314-11 WAC, General requirements for licensees; chapter 314-13 WAC, Retail licensees purchasing beer, wine and spirits; chapter 314-24 WAC, Domestic wineries and domestic wine distributors; chapter 314-27 WAC, Interstate commercial common passenger carriers; chapter 314-38 WAC, Permits; chapter 314-42 WAC, Liquor control board operations; chapter 314-44 WAC, Licensed agents; chapter 314-45 WAC, Serving and donating of liquor by suppliers at trade conventions of licensees; and chapter 314-64 WAC, Liquor samples. The following WACs need to be repealed: Chapter 314-37 WAC, Nonstate liquor stores and chapter 314-76 WAC, Special orders.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.24.310. Section 215 of I-1183 repeals certain RCWs. Chapter 314-42 WAC needs to be revised to address areas where the applicable law has been repealed.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Current rules need to be revised to implement Initiative 1183 that passed on November 8, 2011.

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 rules@liq.wa.gov.

February 22, 2012

Sharon Foster

Chairman

Washington State Code Reviser's Office