Our most recent blog post includes numerous legislative updates.  We will continue updating this list of bills as soon as possible.
PA 100 of 2013 permits small wine makers to obtain a "Farmer's Market Permit," which permits that small wine maker to conduct tastings and sales of their wine at a farmer's market.

Important FAQs about PA 100 of 2013
  • In each county, one Farmer's Market Permit may be issued for each 1,500 people (or fraction thereof) within the county.
  • The fee for the permit is $25.00 for each farmer's market location.
  • Only five locations may be applied for at one time; however, there is no limit on the number of permits a small wine maker may receive.
  • Local police must approve the tasting and sale of wine at the requested location.
  • Employees who conduct tastings and sales must have completed a server training program.
  • Tasting samples may not exceed 3 servings of 2oz or less in a 24-hour period.

You can find PA 100 of 2013 here.
Public Act 101 of 2013 permits On-premise licensees who also hold an SDM license to fill and sell growlers of beer for consumption off the premises.

Some of the Requirements:
  • The growler must be sealed and have a label that includes the brand name of the beer, the class of the beer, the contents of the container, and the name of the retailer filling the growler.
  • Growlers may only be filled from a container that is 5 gallons or larger.
  • The beer being dispensed must be approved for sale by the Commission
  • The growler must be clean and no larger than one gallon.

You can find PA 101 here.
Michigan Public Act 55 of 2013 (effective date September 10th, 2013) creates sanctions, including a mandatory license suspension, for licensees who illegally sell alcohol in a transaction involving food assistance program benefits.

You can find PA 55 here.
If and when proposed changes become enacted public laws, they will posted here in their final form.  Furthermore, any changes to the Commission's Administrative Rules will be posted here.