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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1978 NO. 27 > Oct 25 1978

(1) The Washington State Liquor Control Board does not have the authority, under existing law, to restrict the on-premise sale of liquor by state licensees ". . . to customers who are seated at a table and also consuming food . . ." based upon a finding that a cocktail lounge or bar-type atmosphere would be compatible or disruptive to adjacent land uses.  (2) A city may not, in the exercise of its police power, impose conditions or restrictions upon restaurant liquor licensees limiting the service of liquor for on-premise consumption to seated customers consuming food because such an ordinance would conflict with certain provisions of the state liquor code.

AGO 1954 NO. 257 > May 13 1954

The amounts prescribed by RCW 68.08.107 for the establishment of a state toxicological laboratory at the University of Washington and for the salaries of the staff thereof, are a preferred charge upon that portion of the liquor revolving fund which is made up from license fees, penalties and forfeitures derived from Class H licenses and Class H licensees, and are to be paid from that portion of the funds allocated to the University of Washington under RCW 43.66.080.