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2013 House Bill 5046: Allow customer’s wine in restaurants

Public Act 235 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on October 2, 2013, to allow a customer to bring his or her own bottle of wine to a restaurant that has a liquor license, but mandate the restaurant charge a minimum $25 fee for this.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on October 2, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on November 12, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on November 13, 2013, to adopt a version of the bill that does not mandate restaurants charge a $25 fee for this.
      1. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 13, 2013.
    1. Passed 105 to 5 in the House on November 14, 2013, to allow a customer to bring his or her own bottle of wine to a restaurant that has a liquor license, and let the restaurant set and charge a fee for this.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  2. Received in the Senate on December 3, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on December 3, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on December 11, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 12, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    1. Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate on December 12, 2013, to allow a customer to bring his or her own bottle of wine to a restaurant that has a liquor license, and let the restaurant set and charge a fee for this.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  3. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 21, 2013.

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