Michigan alcohol regulations

6:37 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Sponsor of Legislation to Let Bars Stay Open Until 4a.m. Says He'll Reintroduce it Next Year

Public safety concerns were raised about the change
LANSING, MI -- A bill that would have allowed bars with special permits to sell alcohol until 4 a.m. flamed out quietly toward the end of the legislative session after a last-minute hurrah in the Senate. Sen. Virgil Smith, D-Detroit, introduced the bill in March of 2013.
6:40 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Legislation would allow craft brewers to increase output

Governor Snyder supports bills to allow breweries to produce more each year
Lansing- Michigan's burgeoning craft beer industry is backing a bipartisan package of bills to loosen the state's complex array of brewery regulations and allow further expansion. While lawmakers and craft beer industry officials agree the reforms are needed, some microbrewery owners argue the steps may not be enough to jolt the industry into much higher growth.
8:38 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Overhaul proposed for Michigan's regulations on alcohol

Proposed legislation would also allow liquor licenses to be transferred between contiguous counties.
A Battle Creek legislator said Monday he likes some, but not all, proposed changes to Michigan's liquor laws. State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, said a bill introduced in the Michigan Senate includes provisions to streamline liquor license transfers, which he supports, but also allows easier sales of alcohol, which he views cautiously.