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2008 House Bill 6644: Ban all retail alcoholic beverage home shipments

Public Act 474 of 2008

  1. Introduced by Rep. Barbara Farrah (D) on November 12, 2008, to prohibit mail-order beer, wine or liquor shipments from any retailer to a customer’s home or business. The bill is a means to avoid complying with a federal court ruling that held state restrictions on such shipments from out-of-state retailers to be a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s commerce clause.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on November 12, 2008.
      • Reported in the House on November 13, 2008, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Barbara Farrah (D) on December 4, 2008, to clarify a reference in the bill to another statute. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 4, 2008.
  2. Passed 97 to 9 in the House on December 4, 2008.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 10, 2008.
    • Referred to the Senate Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee on December 10, 2008.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on December 18, 2008, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that exempts people who live on islands from the ban. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 18, 2008.
  4. Passed 36 to 2 in the Senate on December 18, 2008, to prohibit mail-order beer, wine or liquor shipments from any retailer to a customer’s home or business. The bill is a means to avoid complying with a federal court ruling that held state restrictions on such shipments from out-of-state retailers to be a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s commerce clause.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on December 18, 2008, to prohibit mail-order beer, wine or liquor shipments from any retailer to a customer’s home or business. The bill is a means to avoid complying with a federal court ruling that state restrictions on such shipments from out-of-state retailers are a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s commerce clause. Passed 98 to 4 in the House on December 18, 2008.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on January 5, 2009.

Comments

Re: bcwood  by uber-liberal on March 5, 2009 

 i agree, changeagent. it shouldn't matter if you live out in the hinterlands, or upstairs from the local walmart, you should be able to buy legal products from whom you choose. i believe that the amount of rules and regulations currently attached to alcohol sales and consumption, including 'blue laws', are all an attempt to control, and eventually eliminate the drinking habits of the citizens of this state.


i understand that some religions have proscriptions against alcohol consumption, and i respect their right to choose not to drink. this law disrespects every other citizen's right to choose to drink, and to choose where and how he gets that drink. i am quite concerned with what appears to be religious fanatics writing their religious views into law. what concerns me even more is the possibility that those fanatics attempting to wipe out alcohol consumption in michigan are not religious at all, but political. that makes the disrespect of citizen's rights that much more heinous.


a representative's oath of office precludes him from attempting to take citizen's rights away. it is a solemn oath, to be taken seriously by all who take it, because all the citizens it covers take it seriously. the oath to protect and defend the constitution is an oath to protect the rights enumerated therein, and the holders of those rights. to do any less is tyranny.



Re: 2008 House Bill 6644 (Ban all retail alcoholic beverage home shipments )  by crazycajun on January 24, 2009 

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