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Welcome to AWC’s online library of Legislative Bulletin and CityVoice news articles and other updates.

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Mar

2014

Liquor theft bill on its way to the Governor

Theft from liquor store outlets received a lot of attention last year.

7

Mar

2014

State budget could cut city liquor taxes again

The Senate passed their proposed supplemental budget last week, and the House then passed their own version earlier this week.

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Feb

2014

Narrow definitions added to retail spirit theft bill

ESHB 2155 originally called for local law enforcement and the state’s Liquor Control Board to take action when unacceptable loss of spirits occurred in retail stores.

27

Feb

2014

Senate budget leaders seek to cut city liquor taxes again. Voting as early as noon today, February 27

On Monday afternoon, the Senate released their supplemental state budget proposal. For more up-to-date information, please see this article.

21

Feb

2014

DUI legislation update

This year legislators again focused on impaired driving laws, hoping to reduce the number of fatalities in Washington

24

Jan

2014

A new liquor license would let patrons have alcohol in fairgrounds

HB 2154 creates a new type of liquor license specific to fairs.

17

Jan

2014

Legislation to restore local liquor profits growth filed

This week, the House version of AWC’s priority bill to restore growth in city and county liquor revenue, HB 2314, was filed.

10

Jan

2014

Legislature hopes to control liquor thefts at retail outlets

Rep. Hurst (D-Enumclaw) and many law enforcement agencies say liquor theft continues to be a problem since privatization of liquor sales in Washington.

14

Nov

2013

Take action to restore local liquor revenue

Restoring historic liquor revenue sharing with local governments has emerged as one of AWC’s top priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

13

Nov

2013

Liquor Control Board to hold public hearing on draft medical marijuana recommendations

The Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) along with the Dept. of Revenue Dept. of Health proposed draft recommendations for reconciling medical marijuana market with the emerging recreational market.
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Categories: Liquor

12

Jul

2013

Another state budget with significant impacts to cities

Most state shared revenues and programs cities care about remain intact after the budget deal.

15

May

2013

Action Alert: Now's the time to ask Legislators to protect local liquor revenue

The special legislative session began yesterday, and key legislators are back in Olympia trying to reach agreement on a two-year state budget.

4

Apr

2013

Senate releases proposed operating budget

Please contact your Senators (via email or phone) in the next 24 hours and ask them to oppose further cuts to liquor revenue and to protect the Public Works Trust Fund.

15

Mar

2013

LCB defines trade area for spirits licenses

Initiative 1183 requires retail stores to be at least 10,000 square feet in order to obtain a spirits retail license.

15

Feb

2013

AWC liquor revenue bill moves

Last Tuesday, the bill that restores local liquor revenue passed the House Local Government Committee and was referred to the House Appropriations Committee.
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