ORS 471.750¹
Liquor stores and warehouses
  • operation
  • sales
  • advertising
  • rules

(1) The Oregon Liquor Control Commission shall establish such stores and warehouses in such places in the state as in its judgment are required by public convenience or necessity, for the sale of spirituous liquors, wines and other alcoholic liquors containing over five percent alcohol by volume, in sealed containers for consumption off the premises. It shall keep on hand in such stores or warehouses such quantities and kinds of alcoholic liquors as are reasonably required to supply the public demand. Any person qualified to purchase such liquors from the commission has the right to present to the commission, or at any of its stores, an application for any kind or brand of alcoholic liquor which the person may desire and which may be manufactured or obtainable in any place in the United States, and the commission shall obtain such liquor and sell it to the applicant. No such store shall be established in any county or incorporated city of this state where a local prohibitory law is in effect. The commission shall adopt rules governing advertising by stores operated by the commission. The commission may appoint agents in the sale of said liquor under such agreement as the commission may negotiate with said agents or their representative.

(2) Rules relating to advertising adopted by the commission under subsection (1) of this section shall allow signs and displays within its stores for the purpose of supplying consumer information to customers, including but not limited to discounts, sales and other specials. Commission discretion with respect to those signs and displays shall be limited to regulation of the content, size, number per brand, type and duration of the sign or display. Signs and displays may be supplied by manufacturers, wholesalers or distributors, and may bear the name of a particular distillery, supplier or brand of liquor. The use of signs and displays shall be optional with the agent appointed by the commission. In no event shall signs or displays authorized by the commission be placed in positions within the store where the sign or display would be readily visible from outside of the store. [Amended by 1977 c.321 §3; 1977 c.608 §2; 1991 c.379 §1; 1995 c.301 §89; 2001 c.785 §11; amendments by 2002 s.s.1 c.11 §1 repealed by 2002 s.s.2 c.1 §3; 2002 s.s.2 c.1 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Oregon Liquor Control Commission negotia­tion of retail sales agree­ment terms with agents or representatives is permissive, not mandatory. Karson v. OLCC, 189 Or App 223, 74 P3d 1163 (2003), Sup Ct review denied

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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