The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission is considering raising the 50 cent surcharge on each bottle of distilled spirits to $1 — an increase of 100%. That’s for the 2023-25 biennium.
The mini-bottle surcharge would go up 25 cents.
OLCC says it would generate an additional $45.2 million for the state general fund.
The public is invited to offer verbal testimony at a commission meeting on April 20 and May 18.
The board of commissioners will vote on the matter on June 15.
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See the full details below on how to submit comment:
Verbal Comment: In order to offer verbal testimony at the April 20th Commission meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 18, 2023 at 5 pm.
To speak at the May 18th Commission meeting, please email email@example.com by May 16, 2023 at 5 pm. Your name will be placed on the agenda for the meeting you ask to speak at.
Written Public Comment: Per OAR 845-015-0138, the Commission shall consider any written or verbal comments before implementing such a price increase.
Written comments can be submitted beginning April 12, 2023 through June 5, 2023 at 5 PM to:
Laura Paul, Executive Assistant
9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
Portland, OR 97222