Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission
(1)There is created the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission, consisting of seven commissioners appointed by the Governor. One commissioner must be from among the residents of each congressional district of this state. One additional commissioner must be from eastern Oregon. One additional commissioner must be from western Oregon. One commissioner must be from the food and alcoholic beverage retail industry. Not more than four commissioners may be of the same political party. The Governor shall designate one commissioner to be chairperson of the commission. The commissioners are entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions).
(2)Each commissioner at the time of appointment must be a resident of this state and must have resided in this state for at least five years next preceding appointment and qualification. Each commissioner must be an elector in this state and may not be less than 30 years of age. The term of office of a commissioner terminates if the commissioner ceases to possess the residency or industry qualification for appointment. If the term of office of a commissioner terminates under this subsection, the Governor shall appoint a qualified individual to complete the unexpired term of the commissioner.
(3)The term of office of a commissioner is four years from the time of appointment and qualification and until a successor qualifies for appointment. The terms of the commissioners commence April 1. If a commissioner is allowed to hold office after the expiration of a term, the Governor shall appoint the successor for the remainder of the unexpired term. If a vacancy occurs in the commission, the Governor shall appoint the successor for the remainder of the unexpired term. Each commissioner is eligible for reappointment, but an individual is not eligible to serve for more than two full terms.
(4)Appointments of commissioners by the Governor under this section are subject to confirmation by the Senate pursuant to section 4, Article III, Oregon Constitution. [Amended by 1967 c.577 §11; 1969 c.314 §50; 1973 c.792 §17; 1979 c.251 §1; 1981 c.545 §9; 2017 c.183 §95; 2021 c.351 §134]
Section 471.705 — Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission; qualifications; compensation; term; confirmation,