Hearing April 8th on Proposed OLCC Floor Pricing Hike

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April 05, 2021
Hearing April 8th on Proposed
OLCC Floor Pricing Hike
Local businesses have borne the brunt of the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and probably none more so than local restaurants and the hospitality industry. These businesses are still in a fragile state, but the OLCC is proposing a regressive floor pricing structure that will only further harm these businesses.
If passed, this would effectively allow the state to set higher liquor prices on lower-priced products. Under this proposal, the cost of the most affordable liquor brands would increase the most - raising costs by up to 40%. This would make costs significantly more compared to neighboring states of Washington and California. You can see how pricing would be impacted here.
Our local restaurants cannot afford a price hike at a time when they are still trying to recover from the shut downs of the last year. The OLCC Commission will be hearing testimony this Thursday, April 8th. If you would like to share why this is the wrong time for a price hike on the hospitality industry, please email Laura Paul by 5pm TODAY.
How to Sign Up to Testify
Email Laura Paul: laura.paul@oregon.gov by April 5th at 5pm.
Oregon State Chamber of Commerce (OSCC) | 991 Liberty Street SE, Salem, OR 97302
Laura Paul