The lawsuit charges that I-1183 violates provisions of the Washington State Constitution because it addresses more than one issue. I-1183 not only mandates the privatization of the sale and distribution of spirits/liquor by closing state stores and selling off the state's related assets, but it also drastically changes the laws regarding the distribution and sale of wine and alters the ability of the Liquor Control Board to regulate alcohol advertising. Among the many changes to be brought about are:
- I-1183 orders the LCB to close all state liquor stores by June 1, 2012;
- I-1183 acts to deregulate the wholesale and retail sale of wine and liquor;
- I-1183 eliminates existing restrictions on liquor price advertising.