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WAC 314-02-039

What type of restrictions may be placed on a spirits, beer, and wine nightclub license?

(1) Local government may petition the board to request further restrictions be imposed on a spirits, beer, and wine nightclub license in the interest of public safety. Public safety does not include items such as noise ordinances and trash pickup.
(a) The local authority must request any additional restrictions within twenty days from the date of the local authority notice sent by the board.
A request for additional restrictions must be accompanied by a written explanation for the restriction and how the restriction relates to public safety.
(b) If the local authority requests further restrictions on the license, the board will notify the applicant of the local authorities' request.
(c) Any restrictions requested by the local authority and approved by the board may be enforced by the board.
(d) The board may impose the restriction of a "good neighbor agreement" requested by the local authority, but will not enforce agreements between a local authority and liquor licensee or applicant.
(2) The local authority, the applicant, or the licensee may request an administrative hearing per chapter 34.05 RCW if they disagree with the decision the board makes on additional restrictions to the license, based on the interest of public safety.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.24.600. WSR 10-01-091, ยง 314-02-039, filed 12/16/09, effective 1/16/10.]
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