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2013 Senate Bill 5774: Authorizing applications for a special permit to allow alcohol tasting by persons nineteen and twenty years of age under certain circumstances
Introduced by Sen. Mike Hewitt (Walla Walla) (R) on February 14, 2013
Creates a special permit to allow alcohol tasting by underage college students enrolled in class that is part of a culinary, wine technology, beer technology, or spirituous technology-related degree program.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee on February 14, 2013
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 22, 2013
Completely rewrote the original bill. The substitute creates a special permit to allow tasting of alcohol by individuals who are at least 18 years old who are enrolled as a student in a class that is part of a culinary, wine technology, beer technology, or spirituous technology-related degree program at a community or technical college. The permit allows tasting, not consuming, of alcohol as part of the class curriculum with approval of the educational provider. Faculty or staff of the educational provider must supervise the service and tasting and be at least 21 years of age, and hold a class 12 or 13 alcohol server permit. Students may not purchase the alcoholic beverages. The Liquor Control Board must waive the fee for such a permit.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 22, 2013
Creates a special permit to allow tasting of alcohol by individuals who are at least 18 years old who are enrolled as a student in a class that is part of a culinary, wine technology, beer technology, or spirituous technology-related degree program. The permit applicant is a community or technical college. The permit allows tasting, not consuming, of alcohol as part of the class curriculum with approval of the educational provider. Faculty or staff of the educational provider must supervise the service and tasting and be at least 21 years of age, and hold a class 12 or 13 alcohol server permit. Students may not purchase the alcoholic beverages. The Liquor Control Board must waive the fee for such a permit.
Received in the House on March 9, 2013
Referred to the House Government Accountability & Oversight Committee on March 9, 2013
Referred to the House Rules Committee on March 26, 2013
Authorizes the Liquor Control Board to issue a special permit to a community or technical college to allow students who are at least 18 years old, but still under age 21, and enrolled in a class that is part of a culinary, wine technology, beer technology, or spirituous technology-related degree program, to lawfully taste alcohol subject to specified legal conditions.
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 23, 2013

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