Oregon Privatization of Liquor Sales Initiative (2014)

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The Oregon Privatization of Liquor Sales Initiative, also known as Oregon Liquor Control Modernization Act, did not make the November 2014 statewide ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute. The measure would have privatized liquor sales and allows stores over 10,000 square feet to stock liquor on store shelves.[1][2]


Supporters of the measure submitted eight different proposed initiatives to the Oregon Secretary of State with the title "Oregon Liquor Control Modernization Act." Of the eight, only "Oregon Liquor Control Modernization Act #2" was approved for circulation.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]



  • Northwest Grocery Association[1]
  • Oregonians for Competition
  • Safeway
  • Fred Meyer

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See also: Laws governing the initiative process in Oregon

Supporters submitted eight different proposed versions of a liquor control act to the secretary of state. Only one, proposed initiative 47 was approved for circulation. In order to qualify for the ballot, supporters would have been required to collect a minimum of 87,213 valid signatures by July 3, 2014. However, the chief petitioners withdrew the measure on June 4, 2014.[4][11]

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