2015 ORS 471.730¹
Regulatory powers of commission

The function, duties and powers of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission include the following:

(1) To control the manufacture, possession, sale, purchase, transportation, importation and delivery of alcoholic liquor in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and ORS 474.105 (Legislative finding on ORS 474.115) and 474.115 (Wholesale sale of malt beverage subject to agreement designating territory of sale).

(2) To grant, refuse, suspend or cancel licenses and permits for the sale or manufacture of alcoholic liquor, or other licenses and permits in regard thereto, and to permit, in its discretion, the transfer of a license of any person.

(3) To collect the taxes and duties imposed by statutes relating to alcoholic liquors, and to issue, and provide for cancellation, stamps and other devices as evidence of payment of such taxes or duties.

(4) To investigate and aid in the prosecution of every violation of statutes relating to alcoholic liquors, to seize alcoholic liquor manufactured, sold, kept, imported or transported in contravention of this chapter and ORS 474.105 (Legislative finding on ORS 474.115) and 474.115 (Wholesale sale of malt beverage subject to agreement designating territory of sale), and apply for the confiscation thereof, whenever required by statute, and cooperate in the prosecution of offenders before any court of competent jurisdiction.

(5) To adopt such regulations as are necessary and feasible for carrying out the provisions of this chapter and ORS 474.105 (Legislative finding on ORS 474.115) and 474.115 (Wholesale sale of malt beverage subject to agreement designating territory of sale) and to amend or repeal such regulations. When such regulations are adopted they shall have the full force and effect of law.

(6) To exercise all powers incidental, convenient or necessary to enable it to administer or carry out any of the provisions of this chapter and ORS 474.105 (Legislative finding on ORS 474.115) and 474.115 (Wholesale sale of malt beverage subject to agreement designating territory of sale).

(7) To control, regulate and prohibit any advertising by manufacturers, wholesalers or retailers of alcoholic liquor by the medium of newspapers, letters, billboards, radio or otherwise.

(8) To sell, license, regulate and control the use of alcohol for scientific, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, mechanical, industrial and other purposes, and to provide by regulation for the sale thereof for such uses.

Notes of Decisions

Where OLCC had duty to interpret and enforce pro­vi­sions of this sec­tion and ORS 471.040 (General powers and duties of the 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)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Sanita­tion inspec­tions by Oregon Liquor Control Commission and Health Division, (1974) Vol 37, p 123

Law Review Cita­tions

4 EL 199 (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.