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Proposed Michigan Bill To Fix Unconstitutional, Anti-Consumer Bans on Wine Shipping

March 05, 2020

SB 819 and HB 5579 are companion bills that will allow Michigan consumers to receive shipments of wine from out-of-state wine retailers and wine clubs. Currently, Michiganders are barred from receiving wine shipments from out-of-state wine stores and clubs, even though shipments from out-of-state wineries as well as in-state retailers and wineries are allowed. Twice now Michigan federal courts have ruled Michigan's ban on wine shipments from out-of-state wine stores unconstitutional. Nevertheless, Michigan has spent over $1,000,000 defending the anti-consumer law.