314-38-050 - Special permit to serve employees and guests-Purpose-Use-Fee

314-38-050. Special permit to serve employees and guests-Purpose-Use-Fee

(1) Businesses that are not licensed under Title 66 RCW may apply for a special permit authorized by RCW 66.20.010(4) to serve alcohol free of charge to employees and invited guests of the business.

(2) The annual fee for each permit is five hundred dollars.

(3) A separate permit is required for each business premises at which alcohol will be served or consumed.

(4) A permit is not transferable to another business or organization.

(5) A permit is valid for twelve months from the first day of the month in which it is issued.

(6) Permits may only be issued to businesses at which the service and consumption of alcohol is incidental to, and is not part of, the service of the business.

(7) The permit may not be used to stimulate or increase business from the general public.

(8) All alcohol served by permit holders must be purchased at retail from a Washington state retail liquor licensee.

(9) Alcohol service and consumption must be limited to either hospitality rooms or dining rooms, or both, on the premises of the permit holder's business.

(10) The general public may not enter an area of the business where alcohol is being served or consumed.

(11) Permit holders may not charge for admission to an area where alcohol is being served.

(12) Permit holders may not advertise the service of alcohol.

(13) Alcohol may not be sold by permit holders, including by scrip, donation, contribution, or other means.

(14) Permit holders may serve alcohol for no more than twenty-four hours during any weekly one hundred sixty-eight hour) period.

(15) Consistent with RCW 66.20.-070, failure to comply with applicable laws and rules may result in the suspension or cancellation of the permit.

(Amended by WSR 21-01-057, Filed 12/9/2020, effective 1/9/2021)

Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.08.050. 12-17-006, § 314-38-050, filed 8/1/12, effective 9/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. 93-20-031, § 314-38-050, filed 9/27/93, effective 10/28/93.

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