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

Public Act 474 of 2008

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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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
Passed 97 to 9 in the House on December 4, 2008 (same description)
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.
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
Passed 36 to 2 in the Senate on December 18, 2008 (same description)
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.
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
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on January 5, 2009

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