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2013 House Bill 5140: Revise package liquor store quotas

Public Act 237 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. John Walsh (R) on November 7, 2013, to gradually phase-in a modest relaxation of package liquor store quota rules, to facilitate a store moving from one community to another community in the same or a neighboring county.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on November 7, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on November 12, 2013, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. John Walsh (R) on November 13, 2013, to clarify that the bill's provisions apply notwithstanding a current administrative rule that may prohibit this. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on November 13, 2013.
  2. Passed 103 to 7 in the House on November 14, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 3, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on December 3, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 12, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on December 12, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 12, 2013.
  4. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 12, 2013, to gradually phase-in a modest relaxation of package liquor store quota rules, so as to facilitate a store moving from one community to another community in the same county. Also, to slightly increase the "quota" on the number of these liquor stores allowed in certain communities over 50,000, where they are "designed to accommodate tourists and visitors to a resort area".
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on December 12, 2013.
  6. Passed 102 to 7 in the House on December 12, 2013, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 21, 2013.

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