If you have been really pining for more Initiative 1183 talk, well I have more news for you! While I know everyone is probably as tired as I of the endless conversation about I-1183’s implementation, the Washington State Liquor Control Board has proposed some new code amendments to help fill the gaps left by the I-1183 legislation.
The new code articles can be found by following this link. Perhaps the easiest way to view how and what each of these proposals does to the current law is to follow this link to the Notice to Stakeholders. In general, the LCB has requested that these changes be made to lessen their own interpretation and enforcement obligations. Some of the changes impact how retail licensees can operate their business, how they can purchase liquor and how they can serve people. There are also quite a bit of changes to the existing wine distributions laws.
Any person who feels that the newly proposed changes may impact their business is encouraged to let their voice be heard by June 27, 2012 at 10AM – leaving you with just a few hours to look them over. Here are the contact addresses (I have neglected to give you the mail address, as you don’t have time for that):
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By fax: 360-360-664-9689
The public hearing will be held at 10:00 AM on June 27, 2012 at Washington State Liquor Control Board – Board Room, 3000 Pacific Ave. S.E, Olympia, WA.