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Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Portland Police, Office of Neighborhood Involvement, the Fire Marshall’s Office, the OLCC, and Portland bar and club owners gathered downtown on the afternoon of Wednesday September 25th to discuss issues of mutual concern. Fire Marshall.  The Fire Marshall talked about how important it is for bar owners to know the occupancy limits of their

September 26, 2013

18th Annual Wine, Beer & Spirits Law CLE in San Diego: Fantastic! Attended the Wine, Beer & Spirits Law CLE in San Diego was fantastic.  Learned some interesting new things about consumer promotions, challenges that retailers face, issues with distribution, and more.  And, most importantly, had the opportunity to reconnect with alcohol regulatory attorneys across

September 23, 2013

Oregon grocers and convenience store owners are considering a privatization effort in response to the Commission’s announcement that it would consider applications from Oregon liquor stores to carry beer and wine.  The Commission’s decision was based in part on the success of a four store pilot program at which existing liquor stores offered beer and

September 16, 2013

Commission staff are recommending changes to OAR 845-004-0001 regarding the prohibited interest set out in ORS 471.710(2) applicable to OLCC commissioners and staff.  The primary substantive change is to expressly set out the exemption for the food and beverage industry commissioner.  The other proposed changes are primarily to clarify the nature of the prohibitions, the

September 12, 2013

Oregon licensees may elect to purchase age verification equipment (“AVE”) instead of receiving the standard sanction for a first or second Category III or III(a) under certain circumstances.  The licensee must purchase and use the AVE in order to qualify for the reduced sanction.  The change clarifies the definition of “equipment” and does not represent

September 11, 2013

Governor Kitzhaber named Rob Patridge as chairman of the OLCC today. Patridge is currently the district attorney for Klamath County and has been the interim chairman of the Commission for just under a year. Patridge has what it takes to bring the stability and direction to the Commission that has faced numerous challenges over the

September 7, 2013