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2020 House Bill 5347: Impose more “liquor control” rules
Introduced by Rep. Alex Garza (D) on January 16, 2020
To revise details of rules for beer festivals, among other things stipulating that they can last more than one day without requiring a separate special license, permitting "micro brewers" to serve their own products at an event, repealing a requirement for regulators to determine whether an event is "appropriate," and more. This is one of a 16-bill package revising many provisions of Michigan’s extraordinarily detailed and extensive “liquor control” regulatory regime, which essentially writes into state law detailed rules governing the members of this cartel that would ordinarily be promulgated by an administrative agency.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on January 16, 2020
Reported in the House on February 4, 2020
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on February 4, 2020
Reported in the House on February 19, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on February 25, 2020
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on February 25, 2020

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