Calling all Mobsters!!
Last year State Representatives Douglas Geiss and Deb Kennedy co-sponsored HB 5613, a bill that would have modified existing legislation to allow homebrewers to hold meeting, competitions and exhibitions at Michigan microbreweries and brew pubs. Unfortunately the bill did not get approved.
After discussing the bill’s intent with the Chairman of Regulatory Reform, Mr. Hugh D. Crawford, Mr. Geiss has re-introduced the bill as HB 4061 this session. Mr. Crawford has specifically requested a summation of who is in support of this bill. So, I am asking you to consider doing two things.
First, go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Z5Q2KM3 . There you will find a brief survey for Michigan homebrew clubs, homebrew supply stores, microbreweries and brew pubs. There is even an “other” category for anyone else related to or interested in homebrewing (think perhaps better craft beer sales outlets, restaurants, politicians, and other influencers).
Second, if you feel so motivated, send a letter of support to State Representative Douglas Giess at Douglasgeiss@house.mi.gov indicating why you support this bill, and he will share your responses with Lansing.
We need this feedback by Friday, May 20th! Please forward this on to anyone who you know that you think would support this bill, and consider dropping a personal email to State Rep. Geiss voicing your support.