PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LIQUOR AND CANNABIS
[Filed March 15, 2023, 10:09 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Washington state liquor and cannabis board (WSLCB) is considering amending WAC 314-17-015 and repealing, amending, and creating sections in Title 314 WAC or both as necessary to allow Class 13 MAST permit holders, in areas not restricted to minors, to open and pour beer and wine from bottles or cans away from the table.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030
(liquor) and 66.20.330
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: On January 4, 2023, WSLCB accepted a rule petition related to Class 13 permit holders and where they may open and pour beer and wine away from the customer's table. Consistent with RCW 34.05.330
(1)(b), WSLCB is initiating the rule-making process to begin collaboratively engaging with stakeholders and any interested members of the public to explore the possibility of allowing, in areas that are not minor restricted, Class 13 permit holders to open and pour beer and wine from bottles or cans away from the table.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Daniel Jacobs, Policy and Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-480-1238, fax 360-704-5027, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website lcb.wa.gov.
Additional comments: Interested persons can participate in the rule process through open public meetings and by submitting written comments, and are encouraged to sign up for the interested parties list (GovDelivery) at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WALCB/subscriber/new. Rule-making notices and stakeholder engagement opportunities will be emailed via GovDelivery and posted to the WSLCB website at lcb.wa.gov.
March 15, 2023