News

On this page you'll find recent press releases and news stories that pertain to the MSA and the Michigan Spirits Industry as a whole. Check back regularly for more updates.

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Recent Updates

Below are the most recent MSA press releases and news updates related to the Spirits Industry in Michigan.

Michigan House Passes Bill Allowing Cocktails To-Go

The Michigan House today passed a bill, HB 5811, to allow restaurants and bars to sell cocktails to-go in sealed containers. Currently, 33 states plus the District of Columbia are allowing restaurants and/or bars to sell cocktails to-go, bottled spirits to-go or both.

MI Spirits Association Applauds Legislation that Promotes State Festivals, Events & Spirits Industry

Governor Whitmer signed into law bipartisan bills to allow tastings, displays at events and festivals.

Gov. Whitmer Signs Bills to Strengthen Michigan Small Businesses and Licensees, Vetoes SB 294

Governor Whitmer signed a bill package containing Senate Bill 588 and House Bills 4620 and 4621 which amend the Michigan Liquor Control Code, as well as House Bill 4335 into law. The governor also vetoed Senate Bill 294 to ensure Michiganders are protected from shoddy construction.

MDHHS Advocates for Fetal Health as part of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reminding Michigan women about the importance of avoiding alcohol while pregnant in recognition of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day.

Governor Whitmer Appoints Patrick Gagliardi and Geralyn Lasher to the MLCC

Michigan Spirits Association would like to congratulate the newest Chairperson and Commissioner, Patrick Gagliardi and Geralyn Lasher, to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission and we look forward to working with you both.

MLCC's Teri Quimby Appointed to NCSLA Exec. Committee

The National Conference of State Liquor Administrators, Incorporated (NCSLA) is pleased to announce its Executive Committee for fiscal year.