WSR 17-15-120
[Filed July 19, 2017, 8:56 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Washington state liquor and cannabis board (WSLCB) is considering rule changes related to advertising due to the changes in advertising requirements and restrictions and rule-making directives passed by the legislature in ESSB 5131 (chapter 317, Laws of 2017) during the 2017 legislative session.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 69.50.342 and 69.50.345, and ESSB 5131, section 14, chapter 317, Laws of 2017.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The passage of ESSB 5131 during the 2017 legislative session requires WSLCB to adopt rules to create a penalty structure for advertising violations, implement the changes to advertising restrictions and requirements, and adjust current rules to reflect changes to the law. ESSB 5131 becomes effective on July 23, 2017. Changes to rules may also provide further clarification of the changes to laws made by the legislature, definitions, and other technical and clarifying changes to rules related to advertising.
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 Joanna Eide, Policy and Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080,, (360) 664-1622, fax (360) 664-9689.
July 19, 2017
Jane Rushford