2015 ORS 471.316¹
Mandatory suspension if licensee fails to prevent certain unlawful drug use or sales on premises
  • civil penalty

(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission shall suspend the license of a licensed premises listed in subsection (4) of this section if the commission determines that:

(a) Unlawful drug use or sales are occurring on the licensed premises;

(b) The licensee is aware of the unlawful drug use or sales because of arrests for unlawful drug sales on the licensed premises or seizures of unlawful drugs on the licensed premises, or because the licensee or employees of the licensee have personally witnessed unlawful drug use or sales on the licensed premises; and

(c) The licensee fails to take immediate and effective action to prevent unlawful drug use or sales on the licensed premises.

(2) In addition to any suspension imposed under this section, the commission may impose a civil penalty under the circumstances described in subsection (1) of this section not to exceed the maximum amount established under ORS 471.322 (Civil penalty in lieu of or in addition to short-term suspension of certain licenses and permits) (2). Notwithstanding ORS 471.322 (Civil penalty in lieu of or in addition to short-term suspension of certain licenses and permits) (1), the commission shall not allow payment of a civil penalty under this subsection in lieu of the suspension provided for in subsection (1) of this section. A civil penalty under this section shall be imposed in the manner provided by ORS 183.745 (Civil penalty procedures).

(3) The commission may cancel a license listed in subsection (4) of this section if the license is suspended under the provisions of this section two or more times within a two-year period.

(4) This section applies only to premises licensed under:

(a) A full on-premises sales license.

(b) A limited on-premises sales license.

(c) A brewery-public house license. [1997 c.815 §2; 1999 c.351 §29]

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.