Michigan Senator Trying to Ease Regulations for Microbreweries, Wineries

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State Senator easing regulations on breweries and wineriesMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)State Senator Howard Walker has introduced legislation to eliminate numerous outdated liquor control regulations in the state in an effort to boost growth in Michigan’s microbreweries and wineries.
The Traverse City Republican says Senate Bill 216 incorporates nearly all of the Office of Regulatory Reinvention’s recommendations for modernizing Michigan’s liquor control system.
The ORR was created by Governor Rick Snyder to identify excessively burdensome and unnecessary regulations faced by business owners. Walker’s bill includes several provisions to help the industry, such as allowing for more resort licenses and more festivals for wines and spirits and enabling micro-brewers to have off-premise tasting rooms and provide complimentary samples.
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