NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. The action, order, or decision of the state liquor control board as to any denial of an application for the reissuance of a license to produce, process, or sell marijuana, or as to any revocation, suspension, or modification of any license to produce, process, or sell marijuana, shall be an adjudicative proceeding and subject to the applicable provisions of chapter 34.05 RCW.
- An opportunity for a hearing may be provided to an applicant for the reissuance of a license prior to the disposition of the application, and if no opportunity for a prior hearing is provided then an opportunity for a hearing to reconsider the application must be provided the applicant.
- An opportunity for a hearing must be provided to a licensee prior to a revocation or modification of any license and, except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, prior to the suspension of any license.
- No hearing shall be required until demanded by the applicant or licensee.
- The state liquor control board may summarily suspend a license for a period of up to one hundred eighty days without a prior hearing if it finds that public health, safety, or welfare imperatively require emergency action, and it incorporates a finding to that effect in its order. Proceedings for revocation or other action must be promptly instituted and determined. An administrative law judge may extend the summary suspension period for up to one calendar year from the first day of the initial summary suspension in the event the proceedings for revocation or other action cannot be completed during the initial one hundred eighty-day period due to actions by the licensee. The state liquor control board’s enforcement division shall complete a preliminary staff investigation of the violation before requesting an emergency suspension by the state liquor control board.