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Liquor license fees delayed until March 2022

Gov. Jay Inslee on Feb. 28, 2021, signed into law Senate Bill 5272 that delays liquor license payments until March 30, 2022. It takes effect April 1, 2021. This relief

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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

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Private Compliance Checks

Once approved by the Board, retail liquor licensees may conduct their own compliance checks using minors, under specific guidelines. (RCW 66.44.290, chapter 314-21 WAC) Licensees who conduct private compliance checks,

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Required Signage

Master Business License All businesses are required to conspicuously post the business’s current and valid Master License, showing all classes of licenses and endorsements. (WAC 314-11-060) Firearms Prohibited Firearms prohibited

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Protecting your License

The following suggestions could help you protect yourself, your business, and your license: Have a written company policy that clearly spells out your rules for dealing with intoxicated customers, checking

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Retail Liquor Advertising

Happy Hour The advertising of “Happy Hour” is permitted. Retailers cannot require the customer to purchase more than one drink at a time in order to receive a reduced price.

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Verifying Identification

In Washington state, it is illegal to sell or serve alcohol to anyone under 21 years of age or to allow a person under 21 to possess or consume alcohol

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Signs of Intoxication

Licensees and their employees need to know the signs of intoxication. This information can help you recognize when a customer has had too much to drink. It is illegal to

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Preventing Intoxication

Slow down service Try to casually avoid the customer’s table, and delay ordering and serving drinks. Suggest food Eating slows down the absorption of alcohol into the body. Also, the

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For All Licensees

NO DRINKING ON THE JOB No employee or licensee may drink alcohol or be under the influence of marijuana while on duty. Employees and licensees who are drinking on duty

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Penalties

The Liquor Control Board issues penalties for violations of liquor laws or rules. These violations are categorized into three groups. (CHAPTER 314-29 WAC) Group one, public safety violations: The standard