A bill introduced in the Oregon House of Representatives would ban the use of alcohol on the state’s public beaches.
House Bill 3441 would make it a crime to possess or consume alcohol, or to possess or discard “an alcohol container or any glass bottle designed to contain a drink or beverage,” punishable by up to 30 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,250.
Currently, drinking alcohol is allowed on Oregon beaches for people 21 and over.
The bill’s chief sponsor is Rep. Janeen Sollman (D-Hillsboro). It’s also sponsored by Sen. Mark Hass (D-Beaverton) and Reps. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland), John Lively (D-Springfield), Sheri Malstrom (D-Beaverton), Susan McLain (D-Hillsboro) and Phil Barnhart (D-Linn/Lane counties).
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