Michigan Liquor Law Blog

Up-to-date information on liquor and the law in Michigan

Welcome to the Michigan Liquor Law Blog

Welcome to the Michigan Liquor Law Blog

  • November 11, 2011
  • Michael A. Brower

This blog, maintained by the attorneys at Stariha & Brower, PLC, aims to be your best source for all news and information related to Michigan Liquor Law. We will provide regular updates on the state of the law and changes in the law. Furthermore, attorneys can look to this blog for periodic practice pointers and other tips derived from over 40 years experience in the field.

  1. Sandra
    February 27, 2013

    What is the history of MCL 436.1541? I hear it referred as the Meijer Bill?

    • michiganliquorlaw
      February 27, 2013

      On March 1st, 1985, the liquor control code was changed to eliminate the loophole that gas stations had previously used to obtain liquor licenses. When Meijer decided that it wanted to get into the “gas business” and begin opening up gas stations at their stores, they lobbied for a change in the law that would permit them to open gas stations (because they sell liquor in the stores). The bill that is now MCL 436.1541 was sponsored by approximately 1/2 of the legislature (because of the power of Meijer as a lobbyist). This is why we call it the “Meijer Bill.”

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