WSR 12-21-039



[ Filed October 10, 2012, 1:52 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 314-02-015 What is a spirits, beer, and wine restaurant license? and 314-02-045 What is a beer and wine restaurant license?

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

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Currently the rules require a restaurant licensee to be open a minimum of five days a week. Many licensees have found that five days a week is difficult during the current economy. Rather than the licensee having to request an exception due to hardship, stakeholders have requested the board amend the rules to require a restaurant licensee be open a minimum of three days a week and remove the hardship exception.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

     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

October 10, 2012

Sharon Foster