City Proposes Ban on Food Cart Liquor Licenses

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We recently learned that the city of Portland has petitioned the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to disallow the issuing of liquor licenses to food carts. Here’s the text of the notification that we received from the OLCC:

OREGON LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION

The Commission has received a petition for rulemaking requesting amendment of the following administrative rule:

OAR 845-005-0331 Licensing Exterior Areas

HOW TO COMMENT

If you want to comment on the petition, please write to:

Oregon Liquor Control Commission
9079 SE McLoughlin Boulevard
Portland, OR 97222
ATTENTION: Jennifer Huntsman
Email: jennifer.huntsman@state.or.us
Fax: (503) 872-5110

The Commission has received a petition requesting the amendment of OAR 845-005-0331 Licensing Exterior Areas. The petitioner is the City of Portland. The petitioner requests to amend this rule by adding a new section (6) regarding licensed premises that are exclusively outdoors. The proposed language would prohibit issuing an annual license to such a premises, but would allow for the issuance of a temporary sales license.

A copy of the petition may be obtained by contacting Jennifer Huntsman, Rules Coordinator at 503-872-5004. The petition is also viewable on the OLCC web site: http://oregon.gov/OLCC. Go to the Laws and Rules button, then follow the link to “Current Petitions Received”. For questions, you may contact Jennifer Huntsman, Rules Coordinator, by email (address above) or call (503) 872-5004 (or toll free within Oregon: 1-800-452-6522).

“If a petition requests the amendment or repeal of a rule, before denying a petition, the agency must invite public comment upon the rule, including whether options exist for achieving the rule’s substantive goals in a way that reduces the negative economic impact on business.” (OAR 137-001- 0070)

This notice is OLCC’s invitation for public comment on the petition, including comment on whether options exist for achieving the rule’s substantive goals in a way that reduces negative economic impact on business. You may email, fax or mail your comments, but all comment for the record must be in writing.

**Written public comment must be received by 5:00 pm on May 11, 2012**

 

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