Seattle: Passage of both liquor initiatives? Legal outcome not easy to predict
on 19/10/10 at 3:37 pmIndustry
It’s a question being asked regularly these days: What if voters pass both Initiatives 1100 and 1105, which propose ending the state’s liquor monopoly, but offer different systems to replace it?
The short answer: No one knows.
“There wouldn’t be anything that would happen automatically” to resolve the differences, said Assistant Attorney General Jim Pharris.
Ultimately, Pharris said, a court or the Legislature likely would decide which measure — or which portions of each — should be enforced. But exactly who would take the matter to court, or put it before the Legislature, isn’t known.