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Weekly Update: Regular Legislative Session Set to End April 23

105-Day Regular Legislative Session Set to End April 23 The regular legislative session will end April 23, but it is commonly accepted that there will at least be one special

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Eye on Hospitality: Washington State Driver’s Licenses Get a Makeover

Business owners, who are required by law to prevent anyone under 21 from accessing alcohol, need to know that the state began issuing driver licenses and ID cards with new designs that do a better job protecting residents from identity theft than was done by the old licenses.

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Legislative News: Eighth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 57th day of the 2017 session that is scheduled to last 105 days. The legislature is currently focused on floor action. During this time bills are subject to a

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Legislative News: Seventh Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 50th day of the 2017 session, so we are nearly half-way through the 105 scheduled days of session. A significant cut-off passed on Friday, Feb. 24. Friday was

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Corkage Fees

What are corkage fees? Charges for customers to bring their own bottle of wine instead of purchasing the wine from the restaurant are typically called “corkage fees.” These fees are

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Legislative News: Sixth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 43rd day of the 2017 session, which is scheduled to last 105 days. The first cut-off was Friday, Feb. 17. Several bills are now dead. While all

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Liquor legislation after first cut-off 2017

House Bill 2000 is continuing through the process. This bill would eliminate confusion about what restrictions currently apply to private label spirits and sales. The Washington Hospitality Association testified in support of this legislation last

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Legislative News: Fifth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 36th day of the 2017 legislative session, which is scheduled to last 105 days. The main goal of a long-session, like the one we are in, is

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ServSafe Alcohol (HERO)

ServSafe Alcohol® is a vital, practical and current responsible alcohol service training programavailable and accepted in 47 states, including Washington. Developed by the National Restaurant Association, ServSafe Alcohol implements the same

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What happens when the police arrive?

WSLCB Retail enforcement officers ensure state liquor laws and regulations are being followed at liquor-licensed businesses that sell and serve alcohol for on-and-off premises consumption, such as restaurants, grocery stores,

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Retail/Non-Retail Relationships

Washington state has laws and rules regarding the relationship between alcohol manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. (RCW 66.28.010. WAC 314-12-114) Following is a list of important rules you need to know:

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Keg Sales

Any licensee who sells beer for off-premises consumption in kegs or other containers holding four or more gallons of beer must: Require the purchaser to provide at least one piece

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Tavern License

TAVERN LICENSEES ARE ALLOWED TO: Serve beer by the bottle or can or by tap for on-premises consumption. Serve wine for on-premises consumption. Sell beer and/or wine in the original,

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What You Can Sell

BEER AND/OR WINE RESTAURANT LICENSEES MAY SELL: Beer and wine by the opened bottle or can or by tap for on-premises consumption. Beer and wine in the original, unopened containers

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Sports, Entertainment, NonProfit

SPORTS/ENTERTAINMENT FACILITY LICENSE A sports/entertainment facility license is a spirits, beer, and wine license for arenas, coliseums, stadiums, or other facilities where sporting, entertainment and special events are presented. (WAC