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Liquor and Cannabis Board

RCW 66 & 69

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) closely regulates the manufacture, importation, distribution, and sale of spirits, beer, and wine, and the production, processing, and sale of recreational cannabis; licenses and regulates all businesses selling alcohol and recreational cannabis products; enforces alcohol laws with specific emphasis on over consumption and sale to minors; enforces recreational cannabis laws with specific emphasis on diversion and sale to minors; conducts statewide education and training programs to prevent the misuse of alcohol and cannabis; collects and distributes retail and distributor fees imposed on spirits, beer, and wine; collects and distributes excise taxes imposed on recreational cannabis; and enforces state laws and applicable federal statutes related to cigarettes and other tobacco products to promote voluntary compliance and increase excise tax collections.

Agency Mission

Promote public safety by consistent and fair administration of liquor and cannabis laws through education, voluntary compliance, responsible sales, and preventing the misuse of alcohol, cannabis and tobacco.
Request 113,748,000
Net change from current biennium 17,126,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 17.7% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
2,907,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Federal 2,409,347 2,907,000 3,039,000
50,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Private/Local 21,553 50,000 75,000
Liquor Revolving Account - Private/Local
683,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 59,562 683,000 747,000
20,985,000 Dedicated Marijuana Acct - State 15,226,508 20,985,000 24,245,000
78,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 78,000 80,000
69,736,000 Liquor Revolving Account - State 59,442,735 69,736,000 83,480,000
94,439,000 Total Appropriated Funds 77,159,706 94,439,000 111,666,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 112,097
(882,000) Federal Seizure Account - Nonappropriated 161,452 882,000 882,000
(1,301,000) Lic & Enforce Sys Modern proj acct - Nonappropriated 1,301,000 1,200,000
Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated 1,234,332
(2,183,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 1,507,881 2,183,000 2,082,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 43,314,812 43,363,596 18,484,520 57,492,000 56,256,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
14,116,409 21.9% (16,819,471) (21.4%) 51,899,884 83.9%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 336.7 352.9 359.3 393.0 382.7