The bill would amend the Michigan Liquor Control Code to allow the Liquor Control Commission (LCC) to issue a tavern or Class C license at an outdoor stadium customarily used for intercollegiate athletic events for not more than 30 consecutive days, in conjunction with an outdoor professional hockey game. (A "tavern" license allows the sale of beer and wine at retail for consumption on the premises. A "Class C" licensee may sell beer, wine, mixed spirit drink, and spirits at retail for consumption on the premises.)
The license could be issued to a concessionaire of an entity granted exclusive use of a public university's property in conjunction with a hockey game sanctioned by an unincorporated not-for-profit association that operates a major professional ice hockey league consisting of teams located in Canada and the United States.
The license could be issued if the concessionaire entered into an agreement granting it control of the licensed premises for the purposes of complying with the Code and rules promulgated under it regarding the sale of alcohol. The concessionaire could share the profits generated from the license with the association that operates a major professional ice hockey league or an affiliated entity under a written contract reviewed by the LCC.
The LCC could allow the promotion and advertising of alcoholic liquor brands on the campus of the public university where a concessionaire had been issued the license for the duration of the license.
The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.
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.