2015 ORS 471.030¹
Purpose of Liquor Control Act

(1) The Liquor Control Act shall be liberally construed so as:

(a) To prevent the recurrence of abuses associated with saloons or resorts for the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

(b) To eliminate the evils of unlicensed and unlawful manufacture, selling and disposing of such beverages and to promote temperance in the use and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

(c) To protect the safety, welfare, health, peace and morals of the people of the state.

(2) Consistent with subsection (1) of this section, it is the policy of this state to encourage the development of all Oregon industry.

Notes of Decisions

With respect to issuance or denial of licenses, the com­mis­sion must be guided by its duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people and to make reasonably available to the people the product which is the subject of the license. Sun Ray Drive-in Dairy, Inc. v. Ore. Liquor Control Comm., 20 Or App 91, 530 P2d 887 (1975)

Where OLCC had duty to interpret and enforce pro­vi­sions of this sec­tion and ORS 471.730 (Regulatory powers of commission), Commission was necessary and indispensable party in suit brought by retail wine sellers against wholesale sellers for declaratory judg­ment that certain dock sales were in viola­tion of Liquor Control Act. Pike v. Allen Interna­tional Ltd., 287 Or 55, 597 P2d 804 (1979)

Law Review Cita­tions

4 EL 186, 196, 201, 215 (1974)

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/­ors/­ors471.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 471, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano471.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.