ORS 471.551¹
Warning signs required
  • contents
  • size
  • display

(1) Any person in possession of a valid retail liquor license, who sells liquor by the drink for consumption on the premises or sells for consumption off the premises, shall post a sign informing the public of the effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

(2) The sign shall:

(a) Contain the message: "Pregnancy and alcohol do not mix. Drinking alcoholic beverages, including wine, coolers and beer, during pregnancy can cause birth defects."

(b) Be either:

(A) A large sign, no smaller than eight and one-half inches by 11 inches in size with lettering no smaller than five-eighths of an inch in height; or

(B) A reduced sign, five by seven inches in size with lettering of the same proportion as the large sign described in paragraph (a) of this subsection.

(c) Contain a graphic depiction of the message to assist nonreaders in understanding the message. The depiction of a pregnant female shall be universal and shall not reflect a specific race or culture.

(d) Be in English unless a significant number of the patrons of the retail premises use a language other than English as a primary language. In such cases, the sign shall be worded in both English and the primary language or languages of the patrons.

(e) Be displayed on the premises of all licensed retail liquor premises as either a large sign at the point of entry, or a reduced sized sign at points of sale.

(3) The person described in subsection (1) of this section shall be encouraged to also post signs of any size at places where alcoholic beverages are displayed.

(4) Notwithstanding ORS 471.561 (Production and distribution of signs), the holder of a retail liquor license may produce the sign required by this section insofar as the sign is consistent with the standards established pursuant to this section, ORS 616.286 (Inspection and investigation powers of department) and 624.060 (Inspection and reinspection of restaurants and bed and breakfast facilities) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, and is displayed in accordance with subsection (2)(e) of this section. [1991 c.324 §2; 1995 c.301 §42]

Chapter 471

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Employ­ment by OLCC of staff member as "hearings advocate" at certain OLCC contested case hearings, (1983) Vol 44, p 1

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 479 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 471—Alcoholic Liquors Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors471.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 471, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­471ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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