AN ACT Relating to allowing dogs in bars; and adding a new section to chapter 66.24 RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 66.24 RCW to read as follows:
The holder of a spirits, beer, and wine restaurant license, a beer and/or wine restaurant license, or a tavern license may allow well-behaved leashed dogs accompanied by their owners on the premises during business hours. The board shall develop rules to implement this section.
Honestly, I totally support SB 5484 — as does my dog — and I thank state senators Jacobsen, Kline, Murray and Poulsen for their legislative leadership. But, ohmygod… the punchline generating potential of this bill is so absofucking ginormous, how can I possibly resist making fun of it?
It’s so overwhelming, I just don’t know where to start. Let’s see, something about the sponsors being tools of the Irish Setter lobby…. No wait… will lapdogs have to follow the four-foot rule? Oh… I know there just has to be a joke in here somewhere involving the phrase “coyote ugly.”
And here’s one for my Republican friends: “If they don’t already allow dogs in bars, how did [insert name of female Democratic politician here] ever snag her husband?”
Anyway, use the comment thread to come up with your own joke regarding this bill — or your favorite “dog walks into a bar” joke — and if we get enough good ones perhaps I’ll hold a poll to pick the winner.
I guess WA state bars better start stocking up on Kwispelbier.