Inslee signs bills on alcohol at theaters, markets

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a handful of measures making it easier for certain businesses to serve alcohol.

Two of the bills signed Tuesday create licenses that permit theaters to sell wine and beer, or beer wine and hard liquor, to patrons 21 and over. Another measure allows businesses that sell hard liquor to offer on-site samples of one-half ounce or less.

Another bill signed Tuesday by Inslee allows farmers markets to apply for an endorsement to allow sampling of wine, beer, or both.


The theater bills are House Bill 1001 and Senate Bill 5607. The on-premise spirits sampling bill is Senate Bill 5396 and the farmers market sampling bill is Senate Bill 5674.