PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Regulations relating to retail liquor licenses are impacted by 2009 legislative action. Rules may need amending or repealing and new rules may need to be adopted as part of implementing SSB 5367, creating a nightclub liquor license, ESH [ESHB] 2358, increases to most retail liquor licenses, and part of SSB 5834, allowing beer/wine specialty shops to sell kegs, allowing private clubs to sell bottled wine for off-premises consumption, allowing retail-to-retail product transfers, and changing the process of electronic fund transfers.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030, chapters 373 and 271, Laws of 2009.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Implementation of legislation passed in 2009 may require changes in current rule or adoption of new rules to clarify and provide further guidance to licensees who are impacted by the new regulations.
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, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 3, 2009