UO Annual Law of Beer & Wine Event I had the pleasure of sharing my knowledge of beer and wine law with a fantastic group of UO law students last night. We had an engaging discussion of the practice of law in this space, common legal concerns of businesses in this space, and current issues of interest.
The OLCC Commissioners met on Thursday and decided to expand a successful pilot program that had allowed four liquor stores to sell beer and wine, in addition to distilled spirits. The pilot program was successful and well received by the public. Expect more liquor stores to start offering beer and wine going forward.
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
The OLCC is in the process of clarifying and streamlining its rules that specify when the agency has a basis to deny a service permit application and when “good cause” exists for overcoming such denial criteria. The proposed changes are consistent with the OLCC’s regulatory goals and should not be unduly burdensome to future service
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