State senators have approved a bill that will establish a pilot program for booze sampling in the state's liquor stores.
On a 31-17 vote, Senators approved the measure sponsored by Democratic Rep. Sam Hunt of Olympia.
The measure directs the state to create a yearlong pilot program starting in September. Under the program, 30 liquor store across the state will offer samples of local and out-of-state liquor.
The samples will not be larger than one-quarter of an ounce, and total samples will not exceed an ounce of liquor, or less than a regular shot glass.
The measure now heads to the House after an amendment was added in the Senate.
Supporters say that the program will help produce revenue for the state.