Alcoholic Liquors Generally

ORS 471.725
Buying, leasing, contracting and borrowing powers of commission

The function, duties and powers of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission include the following:


To buy, have in its possession, bottle, blend, rectify, transport and sell, for present or future delivery, in its own name, alcoholic liquor in the manner set forth in this chapter.


To purchase, acquire, rent, lease or occupy any building, rooms, stores or land and acquire, own, lease and sell equipment and fixtures required for its operations.


To lease or sublet to others property which it acquires or owns and which is not immediately required for its operations. However, no real property shall be purchased without the consent and approval of the Governor.


To borrow money, guarantee the payment thereof and of the interest thereon, by the transfer or pledge of goods or in any other manner required or permitted by law.


To issue, sign, indorse and accept checks, promissory notes, bills of exchange and other negotiable instruments.


In the event the United States Government provides any plan or method whereby the taxes upon alcoholic liquors are collected at the source, to enter into any and all contracts and comply with all regulations, even to the extent of partially or wholly abrogating any statutory provisions which might be in conflict with federal law or regulations, to the end that the commission receives the portion thereof allocated to this state, to be distributed as provided by statute.


To secure and pay for such policies of insurance as may be necessary to adequately protect it from loss by fire, theft or other casualty. [Amended by 1995 c.301 §44]
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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