WSR 12-12-012

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD


[ Filed May 24, 2012, 12:08 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Clarification of the $150 million assessment on spirits sales by spirits distributor license holders in the first year of privatization.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.24.055.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The new laws created with the passing of Initiative 1183 require clarification on the $150 million assessment due to the Washington state liquor control board by persons holding a spirits distributor license between March 1, 2012, and March 31, 2013.

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.

May 24, 2012

Sharon Foster

Chairman

Washington State Code Reviser's Office