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AGO Opinions with Topic: INTOXICATING LIQUOR
AGO 1970 No. 13 >  June 17, 1970
TAXATION - LOCAL OPTION SALES AND USE TAXES - INTOXICATING LIQUOR
AUTHORITY OF COUNTIES AND CITIES TO IMPOSE LOCAL SALES TAX UPON CERTAIN SALES OF LIQUOR Under the provisions of chapter 94, Laws of 1973, counties and cities of this state are authorized to impose a local sales tax upon those sales of liquor (as defined in RCW 66.04.010 (16)) which are also subject to the 4.5% state sales tax imposed by chapter 82.08 RCW, notwithstanding the provisions of RCW 66.08.120.
AGO 1980 No. 17 >  July 30, 1980
CITIES AND TOWNS - POLICE POWERS - MOTOR VEHICLES - INTOXICATING LIQUOR
PENALITY FOR DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED IN VIOLATION OF MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE While a city or a town which adopts an ordinance defining and establishing as a municipal offense the crime driving while intoxicated must do so in terms identical to the statutory provisions of RCW 46.61.502, it is not also required to fix the same penalties for a violation as are fixed by the provisions of RCW 46.61.515.
AGO 1971 No. 38 >  November 30, 1971
INTOXICATING LIQUOR - MINORS - ADMISSION OF PERSONS BETWEEN AGES OF EIGHTEEN AND TWENTY-ONE TO TAVERNS
INTOXICATING LIQUOR ‑- MINORS ‑- ADMISSION OF PERSONS BETWEEN AGES OF EIGHTEEN AND TWENTY-ONE TO TAVERNS Notwithstanding the enactment of chapter 292, Laws of 1971, 1st Ex. Sess., persons between the ages of 18 and 21 years are still prohibited from entering an establishment which is classified as a "tavern" by the state liquor control board except where they enter as professional entertainers under RCW 66.44.315.
AGO 1981 No. 1 >  January 28, 1981
MOTOR VEHICLES - INTOXICATING LIQUOR - HOSPITALS - BLOOD TEST
LIABILITY FOR IMPOSITION OF BLOOD TEST (1) The immunity from civil liability which is granted by RCW 46.61.508 to hospitals and their personnel administering blood tests in accordance with RCW 46.20.308 (implied consent) is not dependent upon the ultimate lawfulness of the accused person's arrest or a later court determination that the arresting officer had reasonable grounds to believe that the accused had been driving or was in actual physical control of the motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor.(2) The question of possible civil liability by the arresting agency under such circumstances is not dependent upon RCW 46.61.508, and the possibility of liability on the basis of a hospital's negligence in administering the blood test would be dependent upon ordinary principles of tort law as between the plaintiff driver and the defendant county or other arresting agency.
AGO 1962 No. 112 >  April 12, 1962
INTOXICATING LIQUOR - CONSUMPTION IN UNLICENSED CLUBS
INTOXICATING LIQUOR ‑- CONSUMPTION IN UNLICENSED CLUBS An incorporated nonprofit club must be licensed or the consumption of liquor authorized by banquet permit in order for persons to consume liquor on club premises.
AGO 1979 No. 16 >  August 27, 1979
INTOXICATING LIQUOR - MINORS - PARENT AND CHILD - PARENTAL CONSENT TO THE CONSUMPTION OF LIQUOR BY CHILDREN
INTOXICATING LIQUOR ‑- MINORS ‑- PARENT AND CHILD ‑- PARENTAL CONSENT TO THE CONSUMPTION OF LIQUOR BY CHILDREN 1. The phrase "cost of providing courtroom or other space" as used in RCW 3.62.050 does not include the cost of providing all of the items enumerated in RCW 3.58.050. 2. Same :  RCW 3.62.050 does not expressly or by necessary implication distinguish between the cost of space provided in county facilities and space provided by contract elsewhere. 3. In computing the cost of providing justice court facilities other than space, for the purpose of apportioning such cost among governmental units, a county may depreciate items which are classified as capital outlay and amortize its costs, (in accordance with a schedule prescribed by the state auditor (RCW 43.09.200)) so as to be reimbursed over a period of time.
AGO 1966 No. 89 >  June 21, 1966
INTOXICATING LIQUOR - STATUTORY DEFINITION OF WORD "LIQUOR" - EXEMPTION OF CULINARY PREPARATION
INTOXICATING LIQUOR ‑- STATUTORY DEFINITION OF WORD 'LIQUOR' ‑- EXEMPTION OF CULINARY PREPARATION A fruit jelly manufactured for table use and offered for sale which is flavored with wine, is "liquor" as that term is defined in the liquor control act if it contains more than one percent of alcohol by weight and is not exempted from the act as a culinary preparation.
AGO 1957 No. 86 >  June 24, 1957
INTOXICATING LIQUOR - MANUFACTURER OF FOODSTUFFS AS MANUFACTURER OF LIQUOR
INTOXICATING LIQUOR ‑- MANUFACTURER OF FOODSTUFFS AS MANUFACTURER OF LIQUOR Manufacturers of bakery goods, sauces, flavoring extracts, mincemeats and other products of a similar nature are included within the meaning of RCW 66.20.010 (5), and as such, these manufacturers, if they meet the other requirements of the statute, are entitled to secure a permit for the importation of alcohol and alcoholic beverages.
AGO 1950 No. 391 >  November 22, 1950
INTOXICATING LIQUOR - CONSUMPTION IN UNLICENSED CLUBS
INTOXICATING LIQUOR ‑- CONSUMPTION IN UNLICENSED CLUBS A bona fide private club need not be licensed in order for its members to consume their own liquor on the premises, and whether a club is operating illegally is a question of fact.
AGO 1949 No. 149 >  October 28, 1949
INTOXICATING LIQUOR - SALE OF "STRONG BEER" BY CLASS H LICENSEES
INTOXICATING LIQUOR -- SALE OF 'STRONG BEER' BY CLASS H LICENSEES Class H licensees may sell "strong beer" and ale over four per cent alcohol by weight, and are entitled to purchase same from the Liquor Board at discount not less than fifteen per cent from retail price fixed by board.
AGLO 1982 No. 11 >  May 3, 1982
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD - INTOXICATING LIQUOR
SALE OF CONFISCATED LIQUOR IN STATE LIQUOR STORES The Washington State Liquor Board may sell, through state liquor stores and agencies, unopened liquor which has been lawfully confiscated by the Board or by other governmental agencies.
AGLO 1981 No. 2 >  January 27, 1981
LICENSES - INTOXICATING LIQUOR - MINORS
MARRIAGE OF TAVERN OPERATOR TO PERSON UNDER TWENTY-ONE (1) A tavern operator holding appropriate state liquor licenses who is, himself, over twenty-one years of age may not be denied the continuation or reissuance of those licenses by the State Liquor Control Board solely on the ground that he is married to a female who is under twenty-one. (2) Under those circumstances, however, the wife‑-if employed as the tavern bookkeeper‑-would be unable to legally enter the tavern premises in the course of her employment.
AGLO 1981 No. 23 >  August 5, 1981
COUNTIES - INTOXICATING LIQUOR - LICENSES
ISSUANCE OF RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE BY COUNTY In view of the subsequent enactment of RCW 66.08.120, a part of the 1933 State Liquor Code, a county may not lawfully grant a "retail license" to an establishment selling liquor pursuant to the territorial statute codified as RCW 67.14.040.
AGLO 1980 No. 24 >  July 15, 1980
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD - INTOXICATING LIQUOR
OWNERSHIP OF LIQUOR SAMPLES Such samples of liquor as are furnished to the State Liquor Control Board under RCW 66.28.040 are the property of the state of Washington.
AGLO 1975 No. 11 >  February 3, 1975
INDIANS - INTOXICATING LIQUOR
REGULATION OF LIQUOR SALES ON INDIAN RESERVATION LANDS Sales of intoxicating liquor on Indian reservation lands covered by 18 U.S.C. §§ 1154 and 1161 must be in accordance with both the provisions of state law and any tribal ordinances governing the subject.
AGLO 1975 No. 24 >  March 10, 1975
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES - INTOXICATING LIQUOR - USE OF LIQUOR ON PUBLIC COLLEGES' AND UNIVERSITIES' CAMPUSES
BANQUET PERMITS The passage of House Bill No. 525, pending before the 1975 legislature, would not result in the establishment of a statutory prohibition against the use and consumption of liquor on a college or university campus pursuant to a duly issued banquet permit.
AGLO 1979 No. 19 >  April 24, 1979
LICENSES - INTOXICATING LIQUOR - ISSUANCE OF RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE TO SPOUSE OF EMPLOYEE OF LIQUOR DISTRIBUTOR
LICENSES ‑- INTOXICATING LIQUOR ‑- ISSUANCE OF RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE TO SPOUSE OF EMPLOYEE OF LIQUOR DISTRIBUTOR
Consideration of the applicability of RCW 66.28.010 to a certain factual situation involving a married couple of which the wife is the owner of a small grocery store in connection with which she holds retail beer and wine licenses while the husband, in turn, is a salaried truck driver for a beer distributor which holds various wholesale liquor licenses.
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