WSR 12-22-030



[ Filed October 31, 2012, 11:37 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 314-16-230(2), authorization for sale of beer and/or wine in unopened bottles for off-premises consumption under special occasion 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: The current rule allows a special occasion licensee to sell a maximum of twelve liters of wine in original bottle for off-premises consumption to any one person. Special occasion licenses are held by nonprofit organizations for fundraisers. The restriction of twelve liters of wine for off-premises consumption limits the fundraising ability of these nonprofit organizations.

     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.

October 31, 2012

Sharon Foster