USA Statutes : washington
Title : Alcoholic beverage control
Chapter : State liquor stores
RCW 66.16.010Board may establish Price standards Prices in special instances.(1) There shall be established at such places throughout the state as the liquor control board, constituted under this title, shall deem advisable, stores to be known as "state liquor stores," for the sale of liquor in accordance with the provisions of this title and the regulations: PROVIDED, That the prices of all liquor shall be fixed by the board from time to time so that the net annual revenue received by the board therefrom shall not exceed thirty-five percent. Effective no later than July 1, 2005, the liquor control board shall add an equivalent surcharge of $0.42 per liter on all retail sales of spirits, excluding licensee, military, and tribal sales. The intent of this surcharge is to raise revenue for the general fund-state for the 2003-2005 and 2005-2007 bienniums. The board shall remove the surcharge June 30, 2007. (2) The liquor control board may, from time to time, fix the special price at which pure ethyl alcohol may be sold to physicians and dentists and institutions regularly conducted as hospitals, for use or consumption only in such hospitals; and may also fix the special price at which pure ethyl alcohol may be sold to schools, colleges and universities within the state for use for scientific purposes. Regularly conducted hospitals may have right to purchase pure ethyl alcohol on a federal permit. (3) The liquor control board may also fix the special price at which pure ethyl alcohol may be sold to any department, branch or institution of the state of Washington, federal government, or to any person engaged in a manufacturing or industrial business or in scientific pursuits requiring alcohol for use therein. (4) The liquor control board may also fix a special price at which pure ethyl alcohol may be sold to any private individual, and shall make regulations governing such sale of alcohol to private individuals as shall promote, as nearly as may be, the minimum purchase of such alcohol by such persons.[2005 c 518 § 935; 2003 1st sp.s. c 25 § 928; 1939 c 172 § 10; 1937 c 62 § 1; 1933 ex.s. c 62 § 4; RRS § 7306-4. Formerly RCW 66.16.010 and 66.16.020.]Notes:Severability -- Effective date--2005 c 518: See notes following RCW 28A.305.210.Severability -- Effective date -- 2003 1st sp.s. c 25: See notes following RCW 19.28.351.