Final Statement of Reasons

Proposed adoption of regulations for Priority Application Drawings.

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Proposed Adoptions to Title 4: Section 69-69.4.

Update of Initial Statement of Reasons

The Department has no changes to the Initial Statement of Reasons noticed on April 7, 2023.

Updated Informative Digest

There have been no changes in applicable laws as described in the Notice of Proposed Action. Thus, the department has no changes to the Informative Digest/Policy Statement Overview noticed on February 18, 2022.

Summary and Response to Comments Received During the Comment Period of February 18, 2022, through April 5, 2022.

The department received no written comments during the comment period for this proposed regulation.

Alternatives Determination

ABC has determined that no alternative considered by ABC would be more effective in carrying out the purpose for which the action is proposed, would be as effective and less burdensome to affected private persons than the proposed action, or would be more cost-effective to affected private persons, and equally effective in implementing statutory policies or other provision of law.

No alternatives to the proposed regulation were presented or brought to our attention.

Local Mandate Determination

The proposed regulations do not impose any mandate on local agencies or school districts.

Additional Documents or Information in the Rulemaking File

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control did not add any other documents or information to the rulemaking file.

Justification for Proposed Regulation Being Effective on Filing with the Secretary of State

The department requests that the regulation be effective upon filing with the Secretary of State so that the department’s priority drawing for the current year, 2022 will be able to utilize the procedures established by these regulations to modernize the priority drawing process by eliminating the manual analog process and implementing a digital randomized process. Immediate implementation will also allow for sufficient time to give notice to the affected public as to the requirements. This will create a more transparent and uniform selection process for potential licensees. It will be much more efficient for the entire priority process, beginning on June 30, 2022, to be guided by these proposed regulations, than the regulatory package being made effective after the priority drawing process has begun.