Friday, April 6, 2012
Liquor Control Board hearing April 25 about Responsible Vendor Program
The Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) is asking for public comment regarding soon-to-expire emergency rules regarding the Responsible Vendor Program (RVP) at an April 25 public hearing.
I-1183 mandates the creation of a RVP and the LCB created one under an emergency rule which is now set to expire on May 25. So, the LCB is holding a public hearing to get input on creating permanent rules for a RVP in Washington.
This is an important opportunity to let your prevention voice be heard and weigh-in on aspects of retail alcohol sales rules that have a direct impact on preventing youth access to alcohol and other public health and safety issues in communities across Washington.
Click here for the LCB announcement.
The hearing will be held:
April 25, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
Liquor Control Board Offices
3000 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia
Comments can be emailed to the LCB until April 25 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth substance abuse prevention advocates may ask the LCB to strengthen the RVP by:
-- banning the display of alcohol products in areas that contain products likely to be purchased by youth such as sodas, snack foods and energy drinks;
-- banning the display of youth-oriented advertising for alcohol products;
-- banning spirits sampling in stores;
-- banning self check-out of all alcohol products to preventing youth from avoiding identification checks;
-- requiring alcohol products to be placed away from doors to prevent shoplifting;
-- requiring that only employees 21 years and older be able to sell alcohol.
Posted by Inga Manskopf at 12:02 PM