2015 ORS 475B.325¹
Prohibition against operation of licensed premises
  • petition
  • election

(1) The governing body of a city or a county, when a petition is filed as provided in this section, shall order an election on the question whether the operation of licensed premises should be prohibited in the city or county.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the requirements for preparing, circulating and filing a petition under this section:

(a) In the case of a city, must be as provided for an initiative petition under ORS 250.265 (Prospective petition) to 250.346 (Retention of petition materials).

(b) In the case of a county, must be as provided for an initiative petition under ORS 250.165 (Prospective petition) to 250.235 (Retention of petition materials).

(3) A petition under this section:

(a) Must be filed not less than 60 days before the day of the election; and

(b) Must be signed by not less than 10 percent of the electors registered in the city or county.

(4) If ORS 250.155 (Application of ORS 250.165 to 250.235) makes ORS 250.165 (Prospective petition) to 250.235 (Retention of petition materials) inapplicable to a county or if ORS 250.255 (Application of ORS 250.265 to 250.346) makes ORS 250.265 (Prospective petition) to 250.346 (Retention of petition materials) inapplicable to a city, the requirements for preparing, circulating and filing a petition under this section must be as provided for an initiative petition under the county or city charter or an ordinance adopted under the county or city charter.

(5) A signature is not valid unless signed within 180 days before the petition is filed.

(6) An election under this section must be held at the time of the next statewide general election.

(7) An election under this section must be conducted under ORS chapters 246 to 260. [2015 c.1 §60; 2015 c.614 §58]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 475B—Cannabis Regulation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors475B.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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.