Publications for Food, Hospitality & Liquor Law
A federal court in Michigan struck down part of the Michigan Liquor Control Act that requires the Michigan Liquor Control Commission and local municipal approval to get a dance-entertainment permit for dancing and live entertainment at an on-premises liquor-licensed business.
Effective July 1, 2012, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission changed its procedure for submitting applications to the Commission and obtaining approvals for certain licenses.
The Michigan Liquor Control Commission has recently issued an official notice about the "local approval" part of the liquor license application process.
In late November, Governor Granholm approved of HB 6224 making it law.
Effective May 1, 2010, smoking will be banned in all public places, including places of employment.
The proposed new rule would amend R436.1107 to grant authority to MLCC to extend the period that a liquor license may be held in escrow beyond the 5-year period currently allowed.
Under the new rule, R 436.1107, a licensee who wishes to keep a liquor license in escrow for longer than 5 years may now ask the Liquor Control Commission for an extension.