2017 ORS 459A.725¹
Certification of containers as reusable by more than one manufacturer
  • rules

(1) To promote the use in this state of reusable beverage containers of uniform design, and to facilitate the return of containers to manufacturers for reuse as a beverage container, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission may certify beverage containers which satisfy the requirements of this section.

(2) A beverage container may be certified if:

(a) It is reusable as a beverage container by more than one manufacturer in the ordinary course of business; and

(b) More than one manufacturer will in the ordinary course of business accept the beverage container for reuse as a beverage container and pay the refund value of the container.

(3) The commission may by rule establish appropriate liquid capacities and shapes for beverage containers to be certified or decertified in accordance with the purposes set forth in subsection (1) of this section.

(4) A beverage container shall not be certified under this section if by reason of its shape or design, or by reason of words or symbols permanently inscribed thereon, whether by engraving, embossing, painting or other permanent method, it is reusable as a beverage container in the ordinary course of business only by a manufacturer of a beverage sold under a specific brand name. [Formerly 459.860]

(formerly 459.860)

Notes of Decisions

Certifica­tion of container is not dependent upon actual reuse of container by more than one manufacturer. Olympia Brewing Co. v. Ore. Liquor Control Comm., 15 Or App 655, 516 P2d 1321 (1973)

(formerly 459.810 to 459.890)

Notes of Decisions

The “bottle bill” is a valid exercise of Oregon’s police power and is valid under the U.S. Constitu­tion and the Oregon Constitu­tion. Am. Can Co. v. Ore. Liquor Control Comm., 15 Or App 618, 517 P2d 691 (1973)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Effect of constitu­tional pro­vi­sion requiring pay­ments based on govern­ment regula­tions restricting use of prop­erty, (2001) Vol 49, p 284

Law Review Cita­tions

53 OLR 479-482 (1974); 4 EL 419-427 (1974); 54 OLR 175 (1975)

(formerly 459.165 to 459.200)

Law Review Cita­tions

15 EL 387 (1985)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 459A—Reuse and Recycling, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors459A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 459A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano459A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.