Wash. Admin. Code § 314-29-020 - Group 1 violations against public safety
(1) Group 1 violations are considered the most serious because they present a direct threat to public safety. Violations beyond the first violation do not have a monetary option upon issuance of a violation notice. The liquor and cannabis board may offer a monetary option in lieu of suspension days based on mitigating circumstances as outlined in WAC 314-29-015(4).
(2) Group 1 violations will be counted sequentially rather than independently by group. For example, if a licensee received a violation for over service on one day and a violation for sale to a minor a week later, the sale to a minor would be treated as a second offense since both violations are in the same violation group.
|Violation Type||1st Violation||2nd Violation in a two-year window||3rd Violation in a two-year window||4th Violation in a two-year window|
|Violations involving minors: Sale or service to minor: Sale or service of alcohol to a person under 21 years of age. Minor frequenting a tavern, lounge, or other restricted area. RCW 66.44.270 RCW 66.44.310 WAC 314-11-020 WAC 314-16-150||5 day suspension or $500 monetary option||7 day suspension||30 day suspension||Cancellation of license|
|Sale or service to apparently intoxicated person: Sale or service of alcohol to, or permitting consumption or possession by, an apparently intoxicated person. RCW 66.44.200 WAC 314-16-150||5 day suspension or $500 monetary option||7 day suspension||30 day suspension||Cancellation of license|
Conduct violations: Disorderly
conduct by licensee or employee, or permitting on premises.
Licensee and/or employee intoxicated on the licensed premises
and/or drinking on duty.
Criminal conduct: Permitting or engaging in criminal conduct. WAC 314-11-015
|5 day suspension or $500 monetary option||7 day suspension||30 day suspension||Cancellation of license|
|Lewd conduct: Engaging in or permitting conduct in violation of WAC 314-11-050.||5 day suspension or $500 monetary option||7 day suspension||30 day suspension||Cancellation of license|
|Refusal to allow an inspection and/or obstructing a law enforcement officer from performing their official duties. RCW 66.28.090 RCW 66.44.370 WAC 314-11-090||5 day suspension or $500 monetary option||7 day suspension||30 day suspension||Cancellation of license|
|Condition of suspension violation: Failure to follow any suspension restriction while liquor license is suspended. WAC 314-29-040||Original penalty plus 10 day suspension with no monetary option||Cancellation of license|
Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 09-21-050, § 314-29-020, filed 10/14/09, effective 11/14/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.010, 66.24.120. 03-09-015, § 314-29-020, filed 4/4/03, effective 5/5/03.
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