June 14, 2019: Important OLCC Announcement
ATTENTION CLIENTS THAT HAVE SUBMITTED A PRODUCER LICENSE APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE JUNE 15, 2018 MORATORIUM:
 
Under Senate Bill 218, an applicant that has submitted an application for a producer license on or before the June 2018 moratorium will not be able to make changes to (a) the location for which the application was submitted, or (b) fifty-one percent or more of the ownership of the production facility or the premises for which the application for licensure was submitted. SB 218 has an emergency clause, so it goes into effect as soon as the bill is by Governor Kate Brown. The bill has already been signed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, so if you have submitted a producer application on or prior to the June 2018 moratorium, and the changes in (a) or (b) above apply to you with respect to your application, please give us a call at your earliest convenience so that we can promptly assist you in submitting the necessary changes to your application.
 
It is important to note that this requirement only applies to “new” producer licenses, and it does not apply to the issuance of licenses that are necessitated by a change in the location or ownership of a production facility or premises for an existing license. If you have submitted a change in ownership application in connection with the purchase of an existing licensee’s assets, then you need not worry about the requirements discussed above.
 
If you have any questions regarding SB 218 and how it may impact your producer license application, please feel free to call one of our attorneys to discuss (503) 488-5424.