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AGO Opinions with Topic: LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD
AGO 1961 No. 21 >  April 4, 1961
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD
APPLICABILITY OF STATE CIVIL SERVICE LAW TO AGENT VENDORS Agent vendors appointed by the liquor control board under the authority of RCW 66.08.050 (2) are covered by the provisions of the state civil service law.
AGO 1972 No. 18 >  August 22, 1972
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD - LICENSES
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD ‑- LICENSES (1) The Washington state liquor control board probably does not possess the requisite authority, under existing statutes, to adopt and enforce a regulation disqualifying from class H licensure those private clubs which are governed by a written constitution, bylaw or house rule excluding persons from membership or use of the club's facilities because of race, creed, color or national origin. (2) The legislature may constitutionally grant to the liquor control board the requisite statutory authority to adopt such a regulation.
AGO 1991 No. 31 >  October 4, 1991
LIQUOR - LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD - LICENSES - ELECTIONS - ANNEXATION - CITIES AND TOWNS
Effect of annexation of territory in which the sale of liquor is permitted by a city in which sale of liquor is prohibited 1.  RCW 66.04.030 permits a local option election unit to conduct an election in the question of whether the sale of liquor under a class H license should be permitted within the election unit.  The boundaries of the local option election unit are the city or town or unincorporated portion of the county in which the unit is located.  If the voters approve the proposition, it is unlawful to sell spirituous liquor by the drink within the local option election unit.   2.   When a city annexes new territory, the general rule is that the authority of the city extends over the new territory.  However, cities are not granted the power to restrict the sale of liquor.  That power is granted to the voters of a local option election unit.  Annexation does not make the new territory a part of the local option election unit.  The prohibition on liquor sale is limited to the corporate limits of the city as it existed at the time of the local option election.  Thus, when "wet" territory is annexed into a city that contains a "dry" local option election unit, it does not become "dry" by reason of the annexation.
AGO 1966 No. 103 >  August 18, 1966
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD - AUTHORITY TO ADOPT ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS - GUIDELINES
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD ‑- AUTHORITY TO ADOPT ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS ‑- GUIDELINES (1) The state liquor control board as an administrative agency created by the legislature may exercise only such power as is conferred upon it by the legislature.  (Opinion p. 4.) (2) The authority of the liquor control board to adopt administrative rules and regulations which has been expressly granted by the legislature is limited to carrying out the provisions of the liquor act.  (Opinion pp. 5-9.) (3) There are four general guidelines which have been established by the courts (Opinion pp. 8-9) against which the validity of any proposed rule or regulation of an administrative agency should be tested.
AGO 1996 No. 4 >  February 29, 1996
LIQUOR - LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD - WINERIES - BREWERIES
Authority of Liquor Control Board to appoint vendor to sell limited line of spirituous liquor The Liquor Control Board does not have the statutory authority to appoint a winery or brewery as a liquor vendor to sell only the spirituous liquor that the winery or brewery produces.
AGO 1996 No. 8 >  May 17, 1996
LIQUOR - LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD
Authority of liquor wholesalers who also wholesale non-liquor items to offer premiums or price incentives to retailers on the non-liquor items RCW 66.28.190 does not authorize a liquor wholesaler who also wholesales non-liquor items to offer free product, price discounts, or similar sales incentives to retailers on the non-liquor items.
AGO 1958 No. 211 >  July 22, 1958
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD - AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH LIQUOR VENDORS - AUTHORITY OF BOARD TO LEASE AND SUBLEASE PROPERTY TO LIQUOR VENDORS - AUTHORITY OF LIQUOR BOARD TO PERMIT LIQUOR VENDORS TO PERMIT LIQUOR STORES OPERATED BY LIQUOR VENDORS TO REMAIN OPEN AFTER CLOSING HOURS OF STATE LIQUOR STORES
OFFICES AND OFFICERS (STATE) LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD (1) AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH LIQUOR VENDORS; (2) AUTHORITY OF BOARD TO LEASE AND SUBLEASE PROPERTY TO LIQUOR VENDORS; (3) AUTHORITY OF LIQUOR BOARD... (1) State liquor control board may not establish liquor vendors in incorporated cities and towns where a state liquor store exists.   (2) The liquor board may lease property and then sublease it to such liquor vendors.  (3) The board may permit such stores to remain open after regular closing hours of state liquor stores.
AGO 1957 No. 110 >  August 15, 1957
LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD - LIQUOR REVOLVING FUND - COUNTY DISTRIBUTION.STATE TREASURER - LIQUOR EXCISE TAX FUND - COUNTY DISTRIBUTION
LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD ‑- LIQUOR REVOLVING FUND ‑- COUNTY DISTRIBUTION.STATE TREASURER ‑- LIQUOR EXCISE TAX FUND ‑- COUNTY DISTRIBUTION The liquor control board must compute and distribute funds in the liquor revolving fund to counties based upon population as shown by the last federal or official county census, whichever is later, undiminished by incorporations and annexations.  The state treasurer must apportion and distribute funds in the liquor excise tax fund to counties based upon population as shown by the last federal or official county census, whichever is later, undiminished by incorporations and annexations.
AGO 1953 No. 3 >  April 3, 1953
LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD - ADVERTISING OF LIQUOR - EXTENT OF POWER OF REGULATION
LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD ‑- ADVERTISING OF LIQUOR ‑- EXTENT OF POWER OF REGULATION. In the absence of specific statutory authority the Washington State Liquor Control Board may not prohibit all advertising of liquor.  The board, however, does have broad powers of regulation and may adopt such rules as will protect the welfare, peace, morals, health and safety of the people.  The board, while not having the power to completely prohibit liquor advertising, does have the power to direct reasonable restrictive regulations to any media or medium of advertising as to time, space, character or location.
AGO 1953 No. 149 >  October 15, 1953
LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD
POWERS OF THE LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD

May the Liquor Control Board employ persons to make scientific study and research relating to alcoholic beverages, and the use and effect thereof?

CONCLUSION:  The Liquor Control Board does have such power.

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 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 1979 No. 1 >  January 12, 1979
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD - LIQUOR - LICENSES
ELIGIBILITY FOR LICENSE AS AGENT OF WINE WHOLESALER AND IMPORTER Neither RCW 66.28.010 nor RCW 66.28.020 prohibit a person who has a contract vendor's interest in a restaurant holding a retail liquor license in the state of Arizona from legally serving as a licensed agent of a wine wholesaler and importer in the state of Washington.
AGLO 1973 No. 28 >  February 22, 1973
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD - EXTENSION OF CREDIT TO RETAIL LICENSEES
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD ‑- EXTENSION OF CREDIT TO RETAIL LICENSEES RCW 66.28.010 prohibits a liquor manufacturer or wholesaler from extending thirty days credit on sales of liquor to retail licensees.
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