WSR 13-13-024
[Filed June 12, 2013, 11:16 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 314-28 WAC, Distillers; chapter 314-20 WAC, Beer, brewers, holders, importers, etc; and chapter 314-24 WAC, Domestic wineries and domestic wine distributors.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.24.145 and new section in chapter 66.24 RCW created in SB 5674 allowing beer and wine sales at farmer's markets.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: HB 1149 and SB 5674 passed in the 2013 legislative session directs the board to adopt rules to implement the new privileges for certain license types. Rules regarding distillers need to be revised to reflect changes in the law. Licensees need clarification on the requirements for beer/wine tasting at farmer's markets.
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.
June 12, 2013
Sharon Foster