66.24.425  <<  66.24.450 >>   66.24.452

Liquor by the drink, spirits, beer, and wine private club licenseQualificationsFee.

(1) No club shall be entitled to a spirits, beer, and wine private club license:
(a) Unless such private club has been in continuous operation for at least one year immediately prior to the date of its application for such license;
(b) Unless the private club premises be constructed and equipped, conducted, managed, and operated to the satisfaction of the board and in accordance with this title and the regulations made thereunder;
(c) Unless the board shall have determined pursuant to any regulations made by it with respect to private clubs, that such private club is a bona fide private club; it being the intent of this section that license shall not be granted to a club which is, or has been, primarily formed or activated to obtain a license to sell liquor, but solely to a bona fide private club, where the sale of liquor is incidental to the main purposes of the spirits, beer, and wine private club, as defined in RCW 66.04.010(8).
(2) The annual fee for a spirits, beer, and wine private club license, whether inside or outside of an incorporated city or town, is seven hundred twenty dollars per year.
(3) The board may issue an endorsement to the spirits, beer, and wine private club license that allows nonclub, member-sponsored events using club liquor. Visitors and guests may attend these events only by invitation of the sponsoring member or members. These events may not be open to the general public. The fee for the endorsement shall be an annual fee of nine hundred dollars. Upon the board's request, the holder of the endorsement must provide the board or the board's designee with the following information at least seventy-two hours prior to the event: The date, time, and location of the event; the name of the sponsor of the event; and a brief description of the purpose of the event.
(4) The board may issue an endorsement to the spirits, beer, and wine private club license that allows the holder of a spirits, beer, and wine private club license to sell bottled wine for off-premises consumption. Spirits and beer may not be sold for off-premises consumption under this section. The annual fee for the endorsement under this section is one hundred twenty dollars.
[ 2011 c 119 § 402; (2009 c 507 § 11 expired July 1, 2011); 2009 c 373 § 2; 2001 c 199 § 1; 1999 c 281 § 5. Prior: 1998 c 126 § 9; 1998 c 114 § 1; 1997 c 321 § 30; 1981 1st ex.s. c 5 § 18; 1949 c 5 § 6; 1937 c 217 § 1 (23T) (adding new section 23-T to 1933 ex.s. c 62); Rem. Supp. 1949 § 7306-23T.]

NOTES:

Expiration date2009 c 507: See note following RCW 66.24.320.
Effective date1998 c 126: See note following RCW 66.20.010.
Effective date1998 c 114: "This act takes effect July 1, 1998." [ 1998 c 114 § 3.]
Effective date1997 c 321: See note following RCW 66.24.010.
Effective date1981 1st ex.s. c 5: See RCW 66.98.100.
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