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December 10, 2013

Governor Kizthaber recently appointed Marvin Revoal to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission Board of Directors and the Senate confirmed the appointment. Marvin was sworn in today at the OLCC’s Commission meeting. The OLCC has been operating with only four commissioners for some time now. The 4th Congressional District position has been vacant, but is now

December 9, 2013

The OLCC’s Retail Innovations task force has been meeting since October 4, 2013. The purpose of the task force is bring the various stakeholders together to discuss how the OLCC’s retailing and distribution of distilled spirits may be changed, improved, or modernized. The group has met five times and was scheduled to meet for a

December 8, 2013

The Oregon Beer & Wine Distributors Association recently initiated OLCC rulemaking to increase the allowed cost for a bin or rack provided by an alcohol supplier to an Oregon licensed retailer. Oregon’s tied house laws prohibit alcohol suppliers from providing bins or racks to retailers absent an exception. The proposed rulemaking increases the allowed cost

December 6, 2013

The OLCC canceled the liquor license of the Liquid Club & Lounge located in Bend, Oregon in later October. The basis for cancelling the liquor license was that the licensee violated a number of license restrictions imposed on the license when it was issued. It serves as a good case study about the risks of

December 3, 2013

ORLA’s proposal for biennial liquor licenses makes sense. The Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association recently proposed a rule change that would give Oregon licensees the option to obtain a liquor license with a two year term, rather than a one year term. This is a good idea and makes sense because it will result in