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2013 Senate Bill 504: Revise liquor license law details

Public Act 46 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Joe Hune (R) on September 17, 2013 To establish that rules, orders, bulletins, declaratory rulings, or other administrative directives issued by the state Liquor Control Commission are void and not enforceable if they are not consistent with state liquor control laws, or do not “protect the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens.” This is somewhat more restrictive on the commission than the current instruction that it construe the statute "liberally," meaning in a way that gives the commission more discretion.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on September 17, 2013
Reported in the Senate on October 29, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on November 7, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 7, 2013
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on November 7, 2013 To revise the state Liquor Control Code, establishing that rather than being "liberally" construed, regulator should interpret the intent and purposes it sets forth and "protect the public health, safety, and welfare" of citizens.
Received in the House on November 7, 2013
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on November 7, 2013
Reported in the House on March 4, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on March 6, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 6, 2014
Passed 108 to 0 in the House on March 12, 2014 (same description)
To revise the state Liquor Control Code, establishing that rather than being "liberally" construed, regulator should interpret the intent and purposes it sets forth and "protect the public health, safety, and welfare" of citizens.
Received in the Senate on March 13, 2014
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on March 13, 2014 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 25, 2014

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