JOHN DAY - In fiscal year 2002-03, eight Eastern Oregon counties and their 53 cities received $1.54 million from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission's statewide liquor revenue allocation.

The OLCC distributed $111.75 million statewide during the 12-month period, up about $7.5 million from 2001-02, partially due to increase in distilled spirits sales.

June's statewide revenue share of $4.76 million was included in the fiscal year total. Another $3 million went to the general fund in June under provisions of House Bill 4013, passed during the 2002 Legislature.

OLCC revenue is generated through 239 liquor stores, taxes on malt beverages and wine, license fees and fines for liquor law violations. Fiscal year ended June 30.

During the period, OLCC pumped $60.12 million into the general fund, including $2.35 million in June. The distribution formula is set by law with 10 percent to counties, 20 percent to cities, 56 percent to the state general fund, and 14 percent to the state's city revenue sharing account.

In 2002-03, Oregon's 239 incorporated cities received $20.4 million and the 36 counties got $10.2 million. The distribution is based on the most recent Oregon Department of Education population figures. The city revenue sharing account netted $14.28 million for the fiscal year, with $588,413 in June.

Half the taxes on wine and malt beverages, $6.56 million, went to the state Office of Mental Health and Addiction Services for drug and alcohol prevention, intervention and treatment activities. The other half was counted as general revenue.

The Oregon Wine Advisory Board received $199,101 during the past year from a special 2-cent tax on wine imported or made within the state, including $15,627 in June. OLCC collects privilege taxes of $2.60 a 31-gallon barrel for malt beverages, 67 cents a gallon table wine, and 77 cents a gallon for dessert wine.

In fiscal year 2002-03, Grant County received $22,703 and the county's cities received the following: Canyon City $5,719, Dayville $1,317, Granite $174, John Day $15,947, Long Creek $1,948, Monument $1,303, Seneca $1,911, Mt. Vernon $5,212 and Prairie City $9,482.

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