If your business is located in Multnomah County and sells tobacco or vaping products, you should be aware of a 2015 Multnomah County ordinance and the related Multnomah County Health Department rules that will become effective in July 2016. Beginning on July 1, 2016, any retailer who sells tobacco, electronic cigarettes or vaping products in
The OLCC Rulemaking Process You can propose changes to the regulations that govern the OLCC. The regulations that govern the OLCC are found here: OAR 845. The process of developing or modifying regulations is called rulemaking. Although rulemaking is often initiated by OLCC staff, individuals or groups may also petition the agency to develop, change, or
Liquor Liability Insurance: Proposed Rulemaking On April 25, 2014, The OLCC voted to initiate action to amend OAR 845-005-0400. The rule governs the OLCC’s requirements for certain on-premises licensees to maintain liquor liability insurance. The existing rule is excerpted below. The primary changes proposed by the initial rulemaking include the following: Revised Penalty Schedule for
Oregon Joins the Bandwagon Prohibiting Powdered Alcohol The Oregon Legislature passed a pre-emptive ban on sales of powdered alcohol earlier this year. They were worried that the substance could fall into the hands of unruly teenagers. Powdered alcohol is a freeze-dried dust (think Crystal Light or Tang) that turns into a cocktail when water is
The Oregon Distillery License Privileges Have Been Changed House Bill 2567 passed the Oregon Legislature earlier this year and became effective June 25, 2015. Inter-distillery Sales Allowed. Oregon distillery licensees may purchase from, and sell distilled liquor to, another distillery licensee in containers having a capacity greater than one gallon for blending and manufacturing purposes.
Brewery-Public House License Privileges Expanded Senate Bill 138 passed the Oregon Legislature earlier this year. Effective January 1, 2016, an Oregon brewery-public house licensee (a “BPH”) is allowed to: (1) distribute malt beverages manufactured at the licensed premises to any other premises licensed to the same licensee, whether a manufacturer, wholesaler, or retail premises, and
New OLCC Rules: What is “Amplified Entertainment”? The OLCC recently enacted two new rules and amended a third applicable to licensed outdoor areas. The effective date for these changes is June 1, 2014. OAR 845-005-0329. Licensing Outdoor Areas Not Abutting a Licensed Building. OAR 845-005-0331. Licensing Outdoor Areas Abutting a Licensed Building. OAR 845-006-0309. Requirements
The WSLCB will be revisiting its barrier requirement for outdoor patios. Your initial comments are due by July 4, 2014. The Washington State Liquor Control Board (the “WSLCB”) has entered into the initial stage of rule making to revise WAC 314-02-130 regarding outside service area requirements. The rulemaking is a result of a petition for
OLCC Rulemaking: Requirement for Liquor Liability Insurance On April 25, the OLCC initiated the rulemaking process to cleanup the existing rule that requires that retail licensees that sell or serve alcohol for on-premises consumption to maintain a minimum level of liquor liability insurance. It is important to note that the $300,000 minimum required by this
Washington Distilleries Will Likely Be Able to Offer Samples This Summer! Senate Bill 6226 went to the governor for signature on March 12th. The governor has not yet taken any action on the bill. If no action is taken, it is considered approved and moves forward. The governor has until April 5th to take action.