Senate approves Warnick’s bill for more tasting rooms

Print Article

OLYMPIA — The state Senate has approved legislation sponsored by 13th District Sen. Judy Warnick that would expand the number of tasting rooms small wineries can operate from two to four.

Senate Bill 5426 was approved overwhelmingly, 44 to 5, and was to the House of Representatives for consideration.

“We have many small wineries that are in need of this kind of support,” Warnick, R-Moses Lake, said. “This is a good small-business bill to help a growing industry thrive.”

The Liquor and Cannabis Board, which heavily regulates the industry, limits the number of tasting rooms a winery may operate separate from its manufacturing site, and must still approve any additional tasting rooms.

Warnick added, “It can be hard for small business to compete with large retailers; this legislation allows small wineries to get their products to consumers in an innovative and practical way.”

Print Article

Read More Political

Othello School Board reviews budget

August 21, 2017 at 5:00 am | The Royal Register The Othello School District is projected to spend $58,332,425 for the 2017-18 school year. The proposed budget was presented to the Othello School Board at its regular meeting Monday. That’s a 5.91 ...

Comments

Read More

Othello School District seeks community input

August 05, 2017 at 5:00 am | The Royal Register Othello School District board members want to hear from you. Following an extensive facilities planning effort that has included several publicly held meetings this past year, the board of directors ...

Comments

Read More

Othello School District to hire business manager

August 02, 2017 at 4:16 pm | OTHELLO — Othello School District officials plan to recommend a candidate, or candidates, to replace assistant superintendent Gina Bullis by the Aug. 14 meeting of the Othello School Board. B...

Read More

EMS levy passes easily

August 02, 2017 at 11:30 am | OTHELLO — A levy to continue ambulance service was overwhelmingly approved by voters in the Othello Community Hospital district in the primary election Tuesday. In unofficial results, voters ca...

Read More

Contact Us

509-770-1227
705 E. Hemlock (downstairs)
Othello, WA 99344

©2017 Sun Tribune Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X