Tasting Room Violation Penalties Bill Before WA Gov

Before the Governor for action, H.B. 2517 requires the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) to adopt, by rule, a schedule of penalties applicable to a licensed alcohol manufacturer who has committed a regulatory violation as part of the licensee’s activities involving the public and relating to serving samples, operating a tasting room, conducting retail sales, serving alcohol under a restaurant license, or serving alcohol with a special occasion license and provides that the schedule of penalties may not include the suspension, revocation, or cancellation of an alcohol manufacturer’s license.


  1. H.B. 2517

Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association. He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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