ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR REBATE COUPON; MODIFY H.B. 4561:

SUMMARY OF BILL

REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Bill 4561 (as reported without amendment)

Sponsor: Representative Tullio Liberati

House Committee: Regulatory Reform

Senate Committee: Regulatory Affairs

 


CONTENT

 

The bill would amend the Michigan Liquor Control Code to do the following:

 

--   Delete a provision that would prohibit a manufacturer or supplier from issuing an electronic rebate coupon that resulted in the retail customer's purchase of alcoholic liquor being below the retailer's cost.

--   Prohibit a manufacturer or supplier from issuing an electronic rebate coupon that made any alcoholic liquor free.

--   Allow, instead of prohibiting, a manufacturer or supplier to issue rebate coupons that require the purchase of a product other than alcoholic liquor.

 

MCL 436.1609h

 

BRIEF RATIONALE

 

According to testimony before the Senate Committee on Regulatory Affairs, digital coupons are the preferred redemption method over paper coupons. It has been suggested that the Code be modernized to allow wholesalers and suppliers to provide some rebates electronically.

 

Legislative Analyst: Eleni Lionas

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.

 

Date Completed: 10-9-23 Fiscal Analyst: Elizabeth Raczkowski

 

 

 

 

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.