Alcoholic Liquors Generally

ORS 471.030
Purpose of Liquor Control Act


The Liquor Control Act shall be liberally construed so as:


To prevent the recurrence of abuses associated with saloons or resorts for the consumption of alcoholic beverages.


To eliminate the evils of unlicensed and unlawful manufacture, selling and disposing of such beverages and to promote temperance in the use and consumption of alcoholic beverages.


To protect the safety, welfare, health, peace and morals of the people of the state.


Consistent with subsection (1) of this section, it is the policy of this state to encourage the development of all Oregon industry.

Notes of Decisions

With respect to issuance or denial of licenses, the commission must be guided by its duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people and to make reasonably available to the people the product which is the subject of the license. Sun Ray Drive-in Dairy, Inc. v. Ore. Liquor Control Comm., 20 Or App 91, 530 P2d 887 (1975)

Where OLCC had duty to interpret and enforce provisions of this section and ORS 471.730, Commission was necessary and indispensable party in suit brought by retail wine sellers against wholesale sellers for declaratory judgment that certain dock sales were in violation of Liquor Control Act. Pike v. Allen International Ltd., 287 Or 55, 597 P2d 804 (1979)

Law Review Citations

4 EL 186, 196, 201, 215 (1974)

Chapter 471

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Employment by OLCC of staff member as "hearings advocate" at certain OLCC contested case hearings, (1983) Vol 44, p 1

Law Review Citations

16 WLR 479 (1979)


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