Snyder Approves Simplified Alcohol Catering Rules

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has approved a new law that could make it easier to cater or host a party.
The bill signed Tuesday will allow caterers with the proper licenses to provide alcohol at events not on their premises.
Current law sometimes requires that beer, wine and spirits be bought separately from a retailer and transported to a private event if it's not at a caterer's licensed place of business. Caterers could serve the alcohol but couldn't supply it unless they also bought and transferred another type of liquor license.
The new law will make it easier for caterers with their regular liquor licenses to supply the alcohol for events hosted at private locations. They must buy an annual catering permit and provide an employee to bartend.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 20, 2011 at 11:26 AM
    I think the benton harbor thing was planned & hoped for a long time ago.Take from the poor in that town to make another rich mans play ground.Very good business for Snyder & rich friends,Bad for the poor there as many will loose a place to live.Sneeky but he has been caught but who can stop all this,Sure we need jobs in Mich but to do all needed,many will loose homes & end up with nothing.This would bring Big buck to Snyder & friends but local will loose no matter what he says.He is only for the rich & how they all can make money on deals.How many other things is he planning.Owned by him & who?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 20, 2011 at 11:26 AM
    I think the benton harbor thing was planned & hoped for a long time ago.Take from the poor in that town to make another rich mans play ground.Very good business for Snyder & rich friends,Bad for the poor there as many will loose a place to live.Sneeky but he has been caught but who can stop all this,Sure we need jobs in Mich but to do all needed,many will loose homes & end up with nothing.This would bring Big buck to Snyder & friends but local will loose no matter what he says.He is only for the rich & how they all can make money on deals.How many other things is he planning.Owned by him & who?
  • by Sans on Apr 20, 2011 at 11:21 AM
    I thought this man was a business man. Who was going to bring MORE business into MI. So far he has gotten rid of the film industry. NO pictures made here. and now a bill for the rich people to have moveable private parties. What the devil is wrong with this picture. What the hell is he thinking. We don't give a damn about movable drinking parties. We want businesses that provide JOBS! The film industry brought in money, we need lots of money now. Cutting the nose off the face of Michigan was a very bad move. Shame on me for buying the bull Snyder spoke and believing that he cares about all of Michigan. He only care about his friends.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 20, 2011 at 09:03 AM
    It was alright to tax the heck out of tobacco product to make big tax money,Now with Mich needing money{not cuts} to fund things,nothing has been done to collect a big tax on a product that hurts many,one way or another.Yet here is something being signed to help the richer amoung us all.I sware he calls "friends" to see what they would like done next.After all many gave to his running for governor.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 20, 2011 at 07:30 AM
    Just what we need, a catered booze party, any place any time. Will they also be required to provide cab, bus, etc for the drunks at this any place any time party? Just what we need more drunks.
  • by nancy Location: lansing on Apr 20, 2011 at 06:49 AM
    I cannot believe that while the govenor is in full throws of decimating this state, this is what you report on. Where is your story about Benton Harbor being taken over by Snyder's nazis. How about the 400 new Emergency Financial Managers that he is training right now. They will be coming soon to a city near you. Please start reporting news that people need to know. Save the fluff for the Sunday paper.
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