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2009 Senate Bill 470: Mandate beer keg buyer’s tags

Public Act 344 of 2010

Introduced by Sen. Alan Sanborn (R) on April 28, 2009 To require retailers to attach an identification tag signed by the buyer to kegs of beer when they are sold, and not return the keg deposit unless the tag is still on the keg, subject to a $250 fine for failing to do either. A non-retailer possessing a keg without the tag would be subject to a $500 fine and 93 days in jail.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee on April 28, 2009
Reported in the Senate on June 9, 2009 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on June 17, 2009 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that proposes smaller fines for retailer violations.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 17, 2009
Passed 34 to 0 in the Senate on June 25, 2009 To require retailers to attach an identification tag signed by the buyer to kegs of beer when they are sold, and not return the keg deposit unless the tag is still on the keg, subject to a $50 fine for failing to do either. A non-retailer possessing a keg without the tag would be subject to a $500 fine and 93 days in jail.
Received in the House on June 25, 2009
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on June 25, 2009
Reported in the House on June 9, 2010 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Mark Meadows (D) on December 15, 2010 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 15, 2010
Passed 55 to 39 in the House on December 15, 2010 To require retailers to attach an identification tag signed by the buyer to kegs of beer when they are sold, and not return the keg deposit unless the tag is still on the keg, subject to a $50 fine for failing to do either. A non-retailer possessing a keg without the tag would be subject to a $500 fine and 93 days in jail .
Received in the Senate on December 15, 2010
Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on December 15, 2010 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 21, 2010

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