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2013 Senate Bill 27: Authorize refillable beer container sales

Public Act 101 of 2013

Introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R) on January 16, 2013 To allow merchants licensed to sell beer and wine for consumption off-premises, and bars or restaurants licensed to sell all legal forms of alcohol, to refill clearly labeled “growlers” (sealable containers of up to one gallon) with beer for consumption off-premises.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on January 16, 2013
Reported in the Senate on April 23, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on May 2, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 2, 2013
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on May 7, 2013 (same description)
To allow merchants licensed to sell beer and wine for consumption off-premises, and bars or restaurants licensed to sell all legal forms of alcohol, to refill clearly labeled “growlers” (sealable containers of up to one gallon) with beer for consumption off-premises.
Received in the House on May 7, 2013
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on May 7, 2013
Reported in the House on May 21, 2013 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Hugh Crawford (R) on June 6, 2013 To adopt a version of the bill that also would allow small winemakers to sell wine and hold wine tastings at farmers markets.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 6, 2013
Passed 101 to 7 in the House on June 11, 2013 To allow merchants licensed to sell beer and wine for consumption off-premises, and bars or restaurants licensed to sell all legal forms of alcohol, to refill clearly labeled “growlers” (sealable containers of up to one gallon) with beer for consumption off-premises. Also, to allow a "small winemaker" to sell wine and hold wine tastings at farmers markets; Senate Bill 79 sets the license fee for this at $25 per day.
Received in the Senate on June 12, 2013
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on June 12, 2013
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 2, 2013

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