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Watching: Detailed and Controlling Regulations - Almost always in a protectionist, anti-competitive direction

2018 Senate Bill 1219: Revise alcohol control regulatory system details

Introduced by Sen. Tory Rocca (R) on November 27, 2018

To revise details of Michigan’s expansive and extraordinarily detailed and controlling regulations on the manufacture, distribution, sale and service of alcohol, specifically provisions that permit the sale of drinks at university conference centers and golf course clubhouses. This and many similar bills work by making minor changes to "terms of art" used by regulators (which often have no connection to plain-English words used in them), in ways that expand or contract the privileges or restrictions on particular regulated interests, almost always in a protectionist, anti-competitive direction. In this case those entities are universities and golf courses, and the direction of the changes are to benefit those interests.
Passed 33 to 4 in the Senate on December 4, 2018.

In The News: Rep. Bettie Cook Scott

Michigan state House member Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) is in the news for failing to show up for recent sessions of the Legislature. So far she has missed 197 votes in the 2017-18 legislature. Scott served two previous terms in the Michigan House, from 2007 through 2010, during which she missed 584 votes.

197 votes missed (so far) by Rep. Bettie Cook Scott in 2017-18
584 votes missed by Rep. Bettie Cook Scott from 2007 to 2010

Most viewed bills

2018 Senate Bill 897
Impose work requirement on able-bodied Medicaid recipients

  2017 Senate Bill 584
Expand concealed pistol “gun free zone” exemptions

  2018 Senate Bill 741
Ban local dog regulations based on breed

  2017 Senate Bill 727
Revise interim teaching certificate detail



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