ALCOHOL SALES; LATE-NIGHT PERMIT                                       H.B. 4213 (S-1):

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House Bill 4213 (Substitute S-1 as reported)

Sponsor:  Representative Ryan Berman

House Committee:  Regulatory Reform

                             Ways and Means

Senate Committee:  Regulatory Reform




The bill would amend the Michigan Liquor Control Code to do the following:


 --   Allow a city, village, or township to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor for on-premises consumption between the hours of 2 AM and 4 AM.

 --   Allow the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) to issue a late-night permit for the sale of alcoholic liquor for on-premises consumption between the hours of 2 AM and 4 AM to a licensee that held a license or permit allowing for the sale of alcoholic liquor for on-premises consumption.

 --   Prescribe a $250 initial and renewal late-night permit fee.

 --   Specify that the above provision would not apply after three years of the bill's effective date. 


Proposed MCL 436.1116                               Legislative Analyst:  Stephen Jackson




The bill would have an indeterminate fiscal impact on State and local government. Under the bill, the MLCC would collect $250 for each permit application. The total revenue collected as well as the cost of administrative and regulatory activities undertaken by the MLCC would depend on the volume of permit applications.


An increase in the amount of additional liquor sold to licensees as a result of extended service hours likely would not result in a significant increase in tax revenue to the State, particularly given the three-year limitation on the option to obtain these permits.


It is likely that the costs of voting on a resolution and reviewing and issuing permit applications would not have a significant fiscal impact on local units of government.


Date Completed:  12-14-20                           Fiscal Analyst:  Elizabeth Raczkowski






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This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.