House Bill 6086 as introduced

Sponsor:  Rep. Hank Vaupel

Committee:  Regulatory Reform

Complete to 9-4-18


House Bill 6086 would add a new section to the Michigan Liquor Control Code to require on- and off-premises licensees who sell alcohol at retail to post a sign informing the public about the effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

The sign, which would be developed and furnished by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission, would have to contain the following message:

Pregnancy and alcohol do not mix. Drinking alcoholic beverages, including wine, coolers, and beer, during pregnancy can cause birth defects.

The sign would have to be posted in a conspicuous location. However, instead of posting a sign, an on-premises licensee could place the above message on a menu.

The bill would take effect 180 days after enactment.

Proposed MCL 436.1905b


House Bill 6086 would not have a significant fiscal impact on the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) or on other units of state or local government. Under the bill, LARA would be responsible for developing and furnishing signs to licensees regarding the effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Any costs associated with this process would likely be supported by existing departmental appropriations.

                                                                                        Legislative Analyst:   Susan Stutzky

                                                                                                Fiscal Analyst:   Marcus Coffin

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan House Fiscal Agency staff for use by House members in their deliberations, and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.