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Group 1 violations against public safety.

(1) Group 1 violations are considered the most serious because they present a direct threat to public safety. Violations beyond the first violation do not have a monetary option upon issuance of a violation notice. The liquor control board may offer a monetary option in lieu of suspension days based on mitigating circumstances as outlined in WAC 314-29-015(4).
(2) Group 1 violations will be counted sequentially rather than independently by group. For example, if a licensee received a violation for over service on one day and a violation for sale to a minor a week later, the sale to a minor would be treated as a second offense since both violations are in the same violation group.
Violation Type
1st Violation
2nd Violation in a
two-year window
3rd Violation in a
two-year window
4th Violation in a two-year window
Violations involving minors:
Sale or service to minor: Sale or service of alcohol to a person under 21 years of age.
Minor frequenting a tavern, lounge, or other restricted area.
5 day suspension or $500 monetary option
7 day suspension
30 day suspension
Cancellation of license
Sale or service to apparently intoxicated
person: Sale or service of alcohol to, or permitting consumption or possession by, an apparently intoxicated person.
5 day suspension or $500 monetary option
7 day suspension
30 day suspension
Cancellation of license
Conduct violations:
Disorderly conduct by licensee or employee, or permitting on premises.
Licensee and/or employee intoxicated on the licensed premises and/or drinking on duty.
Criminal conduct: Permitting or engaging in criminal conduct.
5 day suspension or $500 monetary option
7 day suspension
30 day suspension
Cancellation of license
Lewd conduct:
Engaging in or permitting conduct in violation of WAC 314-11-050.
5 day suspension or $500 monetary option
7 day suspension
30 day suspension
Cancellation of license
Refusal to allow an inspection and/or obstructing a law enforcement officer from performing their official duties.
5 day suspension or $500 monetary option
7 day suspension
30 day suspension
Cancellation of license
Condition of suspension violation: Failure to follow any suspension restriction while liquor license is suspended.
Original penalty plus 10 day suspension with no monetary option
Cancellation of license
 
 
[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and chapter 66.44 RCW. WSR 16-19-106, § 314-29-020, filed 9/21/16, effective 10/22/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. WSR 09-21-050, § 314-29-020, filed 10/14/09, effective 11/14/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.010, 66.24.120. WSR 03-09-015, § 314-29-020, filed 4/4/03, effective 5/5/03.]
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