Alcoholic Liquors Generally

ORS 471.775
Service of subpoenas

  • regulatory specialist authority and prohibitions


The provisions of ORS 183.440 (Subpoenas in contested cases) shall apply to subpoenas issued by each member of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission or any of its authorized agents.


Subject to subsection (3) of this section, regulatory specialists have authority as provided under this chapter, ORS chapter 153, ORS 133.005 (Definitions for ORS 133.005 to 133.400 and 133.410 to 133.450) to 133.400 (Recording of custodial interviews of adults), 133.450 (Return of arrest warrant), 133.525 (Definitions for ORS 133.525 to 133.703) to 133.703 (Identity of informants), 133.721 (Definitions for ORS 41.910 and 133.721 to 133.739) to 133.739 (Civil damages for willful interception, disclosure or use of communications), 161.235 (Use of physical force in making an arrest or in preventing an escape), 161.239 (Use of deadly physical force in making an arrest or in preventing an escape) and 161.245 (“Reasonable belief” described) and chapter 743, Oregon Laws 1971, to conduct inspections or investigations, make arrests and seizures, aid in prosecutions for offenses, issue criminal citations and citations for violations and otherwise enforce this chapter, ORS 474.005 (Definitions) to 474.095 (Prohibited conduct of supplier) and 474.115 (Wholesale sale of malt beverage subject to agreement designating territory of sale), commission rules and any other laws of this state that the commission considers related to alcoholic liquor, including but not limited to:


Laws regarding the production, processing, manufacture, importation, transportation, possession, distribution, sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages;


The manufacture or use of false identification; or


The entry of premises licensed to sell alcoholic liquor.


A regulatory specialist may not:


Be sworn in as a federal law enforcement official and act in that capacity while performing duties under subsection (2) of this section; or


Carry a firearm. [Amended by 1953 c.101 §2; 1971 c.734 §68; 2012 c.54 §5; 2015 c.614 §164; 2016 c.24 §20; 2017 c.21 §110; 2017 c.476 §15; 2017 c.613 §28]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Inspection and investigation authority of Oregon Liquor Control Commission, (1974) Vol 36, p 1066

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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Jun. 26, 2021