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Liquor Control Board denies extended hours rule-making petition in 2-1 vote
OLYMPIA-The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) today denied the City of Seattle’s request to open rule-making regarding hours of alcohol service in a split decision, 2-1. The city of Seattle had formally petitioned the Board to open the rule-making process.
Under Washington Administrative Code 314-11-070, liquor sales are prohibited between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. In its petition, city officials were seeking a new section that would allow local governments to petition the WSLCB to establish extended hours of alcohol service within local jurisdictions.
Rule-making is a public process. The Board sought input from the public, law enforcement, city officials and others as it considered revising the rule. Each member of the board’s decision statement is listed below:
Statement of Board Chair Sharon Foster (voted to deny request)
Statement of Board Member Ruthann Kurose (voted to deny request)
- Statement of Board Member Chris Marr (voted to approve request)