URGENT: ACTION NEEDED

Addressing spirits delivery issues has been one of our legislative priorities since February 2019. Today, we have a bill being introduced that would allow on-premises licensees (bars, restaurants, etc.) to purchase an unlimited quantity of spirits from an off-premises location (party stores, grocery stores, etc.)

We understand that this is a short-term fix to help keep your bars stocked while delivery issues are still occurring. We also had this legislation introduced in order to save many licensees from MLCC violations for purchasing more than 9-liters (1 case) from an off-premises location in a one month period, which is the current law.

Upon learning about the legislation, it seems the Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association — the association that represents beer and wine distributors — have spent time speaking with legislators telling them not to support our liquor bill.

Now we need your help.

Something we have in our favor, is a large, widespread and diverse group of members. We need you to reach out to your local state representatives IMMEDIATELY and tell them to support HB 5268.

If we are receiving this much push-back on our short-term solution, imagine what kind of fight we’ll have when implementing long-term solutions to help fix spirits delivery issues going forward. We need our members to speak up and help protect their business and livelihood.

At the bottom of this email, you will find a list of state representatives by city and district. If you are unsure who your representative is in a large city like Detroit or Grand Rapids, you can also find them here by typing in your address: https://www.house.mi.gov/mhrpublic/frmFindaRep.aspx

Here are some relevant talking points to use if you’d like:
  • Licensees have been experiencing spirits delivery issues for nearly two years — they have gotten exceptionally worse the last couple of months.
  • Licensees are having to purchase spirits from off-premises stores in order to keep bars stocked to stay in business.
  • Because licensees are purchasing larger quantities of spirits from off-premises stores, they risk an MLCC violation.
  • Purchasing from off-premises stores isn’t ideal, because licencees pay the full mark-up and sales tax, but it’s necessary to stay in business for now.
  • This is a short-term emergency fix, not a long-term solution. 

    Help yourself, your business and your fellow licencees throughout the state by calling your local representative today!

    Thank you.- MLBA Staff –

Michigan House of Representatives:

Afendoulis, Lynn (R)
HomeTown/District: Grand Rapids Twp. / 73 /
Phone: (517) 373-0218
LynnAfendoulis@house.mi.gov
Albert, Thomas (R)
HomeTown/District: Lowell / 86 /
Phone: (517) 373-0846
ThomasAlbert@house.mi.gov
Alexander, Julie (R)
HomeTown/District: Hanover / 64 /
Phone: (517) 373-1795}
JulieAlexander@house.mi.gov
Allor, Sue (R)
HomeTown/District: Wolverine / 106 /
Phone: (517) 373-0833
SueAllor@house.mi.gov
Anthony, Sarah (D)
HomeTown/District: Lansing / 68 /
Phone: (517) 373-0826
sarahanthony@house.mi.gov
Bellino, Joseph (R)
HomeTown/District: Monroe / 17 /
Phone: (517) 373-1530
JosephBellino@house.mi.gov
Berman, Ryan (R)
HomeTown/District: Commerce Twp. / 39 /
Phone: (517) 373-1799
RyanBerman@house.mi.gov
Bolden, Kyra Harris (D)
HomeTown/District: Southfield / 35 /
Phone: (517) 373-1788
KyraBolden@house.mi.gov
Bollin, Ann (R)
HomeTown/District: Brighton Township / 42 /
Phone: (517) 373-1784
AnnBollin@house.mi.gov
Brann, Tommy (R)
HomeTown/District: Wyoming / 77 /
Phone: (517) 373-2277
TommyBrann@house.mi.gov
Brixie, Julie (D)
HomeTown/District: Meridian Township / 69 /
Phone: (517) 373-1786
JulieBrixie@house.mi.gov
Byrd, Wendell L. (D)
HomeTown/District: Detroit / 3 /
Phone: (517) 373-0144
WendellByrd@house.mi.gov
Calley, Julie (R)
HomeTown/District: Portland / 87 /
Phone: (517) 373-0842
JulieCalley@house.mi.gov
Cambensy, Sara (D)
HomeTown/District: Marquette / 109 /
Phone: (517) 373-0498
SaraCambensy@house.mi.gov
Camilleri, Darrin (D)
HomeTown/District: Brownstown Twp. / 23 /
Phone: (517) 373-0855
DarrinCamilleri@house.mi.gov
Carter, Brenda (D)
HomeTown/District: Pontiac / 29 /
Phone: (517) 373-0475
BrendaCarter@house.mi.gov
Carter, Tyrone (D)
HomeTown/District: Detroit / 6 /
Phone: (517) 373-0823
TyroneCarter@house.mi.gov
Chatfield, Lee (R)
HomeTown/District: Levering / 107 /
Phone: (517) 373-2629
LeeChatfield@house.mi.gov
Cherry, John D. (D)
HomeTown/District: Flint / 49 /
Phone: (517) 373-7515
JohnCherry@house.mi.gov
Chirkun, John (D)
HomeTown/District: Roseville / 22 /
Phone: (517) 373-0854
JohnChirkun@house.mi.gov
Clemente, Cara (D)
HomeTown/District: Lincoln Park / 14 /
Phone: (517) 373-0140
CaraClemente@house.mi.gov
Cole, Triston (R)
HomeTown/District: Mancelona / 105 /
Phone: (517) 373-0829
TristonCole@house.mi.gov
Coleman, Kevin (D)
HomeTown/District: Westland / 16 /
Phone: (517) 373-2576
KevinColeman@house.mi.gov
Crawford, Kathy (R)
HomeTown/District: Novi / 38 /
Phone: (517) 373-0827
KathyCrawford@house.mi.gov
Eisen, Gary R. (R)
HomeTown/District: St. Clair Township / 81 /
Phone: (517) 373-1790
GaryEisen@house.mi.gov
Elder, Brian (D)
HomeTown/District: Bay City / 96 /
Phone: (517) 373-0158
BrianElder@house.mi.gov
Ellison, Jim (D)
HomeTown/District: Royal Oak / 26 /
Phone: (517) 373-3818
JimEllison@house.mi.gov
Farrington, Diana (R)
HomeTown/District: Utica / 30 /
Phone: (517) 373-7768
DianaFarrington@house.mi.gov
Filler, Graham (R)
HomeTown/District: Ovid / 93 /
Phone: (517) 373-1778
GrahamFiller@house.mi.gov
Frederick, Ben (R)
HomeTown/District: Owosso / 85 /
Phone: (517) 373-0841
BenFrederick@house.mi.gov
Garrett, LaTanya (D)
HomeTown/District: Detroit / 7 /
Phone: (517) 373-2276
LaTanyaGarret@house.mi.gov
Garza, Alex (D)
HomeTown/District: Taylor / 12 /
Phone: (517) 373-0852
AlexGarza@house.mi.gov
Gay-Dagnogo, Sherry (D)
HomeTown/District: Detroit / 8 /
Phone: (517) 373-3815
SherryGay-Dagnogo@house.mi.gov
Glenn, Annette (R)
HomeTown/District: Midland / 98 /
Phone: (517) 373-1791
AnnetteGlenn@house.mi.gov
Green, Phil (R)
HomeTown/District: Millington / 84 /
Phone: (517) 373-0476
RepPhilGreen@house.mi.gov
Greig, Christine (D)
HomeTown/District: Farmington Hills / 37 /
Phone: (517) 373-1793
ChristineGreig@house.mi.gov
Griffin, Beth (R)
HomeTown/District: Mattawan / 66 /
Phone: (517) 373-0839
BethGriffin@house.mi.gov
Guerra, Vanessa (D)
HomeTown/District: Saginaw / 95 /
Phone: (517) 373-0152
VanessaGuerra@house.mi.gov
Haadsma, Jim (D)
HomeTown/District: Battle Creek / 62 /
Phone: (517) 373-0555
JimHaadsma@house.mi.gov
Hall, Matt (R)
HomeTown/District: Emmett Township / 63 /
Phone: (517) 373-1787
MattHall@house.mi.gov
Hammoud, Abdullah (D)
HomeTown/District: Dearborn / 15 /
Phone: (517) 373-0847
AbdullahHammoud@house.mi.gov
Hauck, Roger (R)
HomeTown/District: Union Twp. / 99 /
Phone: (517) 373-1789
RogerHauck@house.mi.gov
Hernandez, Shane (R)
HomeTown/District: Port Huron / 83 /
Phone: (517) 373-0835
ShaneHernandez@house.mi.gov
Hertel, Kevin (D)
HomeTown/District: St. Clair Shores / 18 /
Phone: (517) 373-1180
KevinHertel@house.mi.gov
Hoadley, Jon (D)
HomeTown/District: Kalamazoo / 60 /
Phone: (517) 373-1785
JonHoadley@house.mi.gov
Hoitenga, Michele (R)
HomeTown/District: Manton / 102 /
Phone: (517) 373-1747
MicheleHoitenga@house.mi.gov
Hood, Rachel (D)
HomeTown/District: Grand Rapids / 76 /
Phone: (517) 373-0822
RachelHood@house.mi.gov
Hope, Kara (D)
HomeTown/District: Lansing / 67 /
Phone: (517) 373-0587
KaraHope@house.mi.gov
Hornberger, Pamela (R)
HomeTown/District: Chesterfield Twp. / 32 /
Phone: (517) 373-8931
PamelaHornberger@house.mi.gov
Howell, Gary (R)
HomeTown/District: North Branch / 82 /
Phone: (517) 373-1800
GaryHowell@house.mi.gov
Huizenga, Mark (R)
HomeTown/District: Walker / 74 /
Phone: (517) 373-8900
MarkHuizenga@house.mi.gov
Iden, Brandt (R)
HomeTown/District: Oshtemo Twp. / 61 /
Phone: (517) 373-1774
BrandtIden@house.mi.gov
Inman, Larry (R)
HomeTown/District: Williamsburg / 104 /
Phone: (517) 373-1766
LarryInman@house.mi.gov
Johnson, Cynthia A. (D)
HomeTown/District: Detroit / 5 /
Phone: (517) 373-0844
CynthiaAJohnson@house.mi.gov
Johnson, Steven (R)
HomeTown/District: Wayland Twp. / 72 /
Phone: (517) 373-0840
StevenJohnson@house.mi.gov
Jones, Jewell (D)
HomeTown/District: Inkster / 11 /
Phone: (517) 373-0849
JewellJones@house.mi.gov
Kahle, Bronna (R)
HomeTown/District: Adrian / 57 /
Phone: (517) 373-1706
BronnaKahle@house.mi.gov
Kennedy, Sheryl (D)
HomeTown/District: Davison / 48 /
Phone: (517) 373-7557
SherylKennedy@house.mi.gov
Koleszar, Matt (D)
HomeTown/District: Plymouth Township / 20 /
Phone: (517) 373-3816
MattKoleszar@house.mi.gov
Kuppa, Padma (D)
HomeTown/District: Troy / 41 /
Phone: (517) 373-1783
PadmaKuppa@house.mi.gov
LaFave, Beau (R)
HomeTown/District: Iron Mountain / 108 /
Phone: (517) 373-0156
BeauLaFave@house.mi.gov
LaGrand, David (D)
HomeTown/District: Grand Rapids / 75 /
Phone: (517) 373-2668
DavidLaGrand@house.mi.gov
Lasinski, Donna (D)
HomeTown/District: Scio Twp. / 52 /
Phone: (517) 373-0828
DonnaLasinski@house.mi.gov
Leutheuser, Eric (R)
HomeTown/District: Hillsdale / 58 /
Phone: (517) 373-1794
EricLeutheuser@house.mi.gov
Liberati, Frank (D)
HomeTown/District: Allen Park / 13 /
Phone: (517) 373-0845
FrankLiberati@house.mi.gov
Lightner, Sarah (R)
HomeTown/District: Springport / 65 /
Phone: (517) 373-1775
SarahLightner@house.mi.gov
Lilly, Jim (R)|
HomeTown/District: Holland / 89 /
Phone: (517) 373-0838
JimLilly@house.mi.gov
Love, Leslie (D)
HomeTown/District: Detroit / 10 /
Phone: (517) 373-0857
LeslieLove@house.mi.gov
Lower, James (R)|
HomeTown/District: Greenville / 70 /
Phone: (517) 373-0834
JamesLower@house.mi.gov
Maddock, Matt (R)
HomeTown/District: Milford / 44 /
Phone: (517) 373-2616
MattMaddock@house.mi.gov
Manoogian, Mari (D)
HomeTown/District: Birmingham / 40 /
Phone: (517) 373-8670
MariManoogian@house.mi.gov
Marino, Steve (R)
HomeTown/District: Harrison Twp. / 24 /
Phone: (517) 373-0113
SteveMarino@house.mi.gov
Markkanen, Gregory (R)
HomeTown/District: Hancock / 110 /
Phone: (517) 373-0850
GregMarkkanen@house.mi.gov
Meerman, Luke (R)
HomeTown/District: Polkton Twp. / 88 /
Phone: (517) 373-1830
LukeMeerman@house.mi.gov
Miller, Aaron (R)
HomeTown/District: Sturgis / 59 /
Phone: (517) 373-0832
AaronMiller@house.mi.gov
Mueller, Mike (R)
HomeTown/District: Linden / 51 /
Phone: (517) 373-1780
MikeMueller@house.mi.gov
O’Malley, Jack (R)
HomeTown/District: Lake Ann / 101 /
Phone: (517) 373-0825
JackOMalley@house.mi.gov
Pagan, Kristy (D)
HomeTown/District: Canton / 21 /
Phone: (517) 373-2575
KristyPagan@house.mi.gov
Paquette, Brad (R)
HomeTown/District: Niles / 78 /
Phone: (517) 373-1796
BradPaquette@house.mi.gov
Peterson, Ronnie (D)
HomeTown/District: Ypsilanti / 54 /
Phone: (517) 373-1771
RonniePeterson@house.mi.gov
Pohutsky, Laurie (D)
HomeTown/District: Livonia / 19 /
Phone: (517) 373-3920
LauriePohutsky@house.mi.gov
Rabhi, Yousef (D)
HomeTown/District: Ann Arbor / 53 /
Phone: (517) 373-2577
YousefRabhi@house.mi.gov
Reilly, John (R)
HomeTown/District: Oakland / 46 /
Phone: (517) 373-1798
JohnReilly@house.mi.gov
Rendon, Daire (R)
HomeTown/District: Lake City / 103 /
Phone: (517) 373-3817
DaireRendon@house.mi.gov
Robinson, Isaac (D)
HomeTown/District: Detroit / 4 /
Phone: (517) 373-1008
IsaacRobinson@house.mi.gov
Sabo, Terry J. (D)
HomeTown/District: Muskegon / 92 /
Phone: (517) 373-2646
TerrySabo@house.mi.gov
Schroeder, Andrea K. (R)
HomeTown/District: Independence Twp. / 43 /
Phone: (517) 373-0615
AndreaSchroeder@house.mi.gov
Shannon, Nate (D)
HomeTown/District: Sterling Heights / 25 /
Phone: (517) 373-2275
NateShannon@house.mi.gov
Sheppard, Jason (R)
HomeTown/District: Temperance / 56 /
Phone: (517) 373-2617
JasonSheppard@house.mi.gov
Slagh, Bradley (R)
HomeTown/District: Zeeland / 90 /
Phone: (517) 373-0830
BradleySlagh@house.mi.gov
Sneller, Tim (D)
HomeTown/District: Burton / 50 /
Phone: (517) 373-3906
TimSneller@house.mi.gov
Sowerby, William (D)
HomeTown/District: Clinton Twp. / 31 /
Phone: (517) 373-0159
WilliamSowerby@house.mi.gov
Stone, Lori M. (D)
HomeTown/District: Warren / 28 /
Phone: (517) 373-1772
LoriStone@house.mi.gov
Tate, Joe (D)
HomeTown/District: Detroit / 2 /
Phone: (517) 373-1776
JoeTate@house.mi.gov
VanSingel, Scott (R)
HomeTown/District: Grant / 100 /
Phone: (517) 373-7317
ScottVanSingel@house.mi.gov
VanWoerkom, Greg (R)
HomeTown/District: Norton Shores / 91 /
Phone: (517) 373-3436
GregVanWoerkom@house.mi.gov
Vaupel, Hank (R)
HomeTown/District: Fowlerville / 47 /
Phone: (517) 373-8835
HankVaupel@house.mi.gov
Wakeman, Rodney (R)
HomeTown/District: Freeland / 94 /
Phone: (517) 373-0837
RodneyWakeman@house.mi.gov
Warren, Rebekah (D)
HomeTown/District: Ann Arbor / 55 /
Phone: (517) 373-1792
RebekahWarren@house.mi.gov
Webber, Michael (R)
HomeTown/District: Rochester Hills / 45 /
Phone: (517) 373-1773
MichaelWebber@house.mi.gov
Wendzel, Pauline (R)
HomeTown/District: Watervliet / 79 /
Phone: (517) 373-1403
PaulineWendzel@house.mi.gov
Wentworth, Jason (R)
HomeTown/District: Clare / 97 /
Phone: (517) 373-8962
JasonWentworth@house.mi.gov
Whiteford, Mary (R)
HomeTown/District: Casco Twp. / 80 /
Phone: (517) 373-0836
MaryWhiteford@house.mi.gov
Whitsett, Karen (D)
HomeTown/District: Detroit / 9 /
Phone: (517) 373-6990
KarenWhitsett@house.mi.gov
Wittenberg, Robert (D)
HomeTown/District: Oak Park / 27 /
Phone: (517) 373-0478
RobertWittenberg@house.mi.gov
Witwer, Angela (D)
HomeTown/District: Delta Township / 71 /
Phone: (517) 373-0853
AngelaWitwer@house.mi.gov
Wozniak, Douglas (R)
HomeTown/District: Shelby Township / 36 /
Phone: (517) 373-0843
DouglasWozniak@house.mi.gov
Yancey, Tenisha (D)
HomeTown/District: Detroit / 1 /
Phone: (517) 373-0154
TenishaYancey@house.mi.gov
Yaroch, Jeff (R)
HomeTown/District: Richmond / 33 /
Phone: (517) 373-0820
JeffYaroch@house.mi.gov