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Whitmer takes the path of least Constitutional resistance

By |2021-01-18T01:56:04+00:00January 18th, 2021|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|

Whitmer takes the path of least Constitutional resistance

Several liquor bills (Senate Bills 934, 1138, 1139, 1140) in Michigan were recently vetoed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. When presented with the bills, Governor Gretchen Whitmer decided to exercise her pocket veto, which allows a governor to veto legislation by failing to act on […]

Illinois Bill that legalizes retailer delivery passes both houses

By |2021-01-14T02:34:31+00:00January 14th, 2021|Legislation|

 

Illinois Bill that legalizes retailer delivery passes both houses

Illinois Senate Bill (SB) 54, which would legalize retailer liquor delivery passed both houses. Under present law in Illinois, delivery is controlled by the localities. Numerous situations occurred throughout the years where a local government banned liquor delivery and put its retailers at […]

Michigan proposes liquor legislation, beware of the consequences!

By |2020-10-26T19:16:27+00:00October 26th, 2020|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|

 

Michigan proposes liquor legislation, beware!

The Michigan legislature has proposed several pieces of legislation that will become problematic if passed into law.

The legislative bills if passed, will grease the palms of the Michigan wine and beer wholesalers, and leave the State of Michigan vulnerable to Constitutional challenges.

SB […]

Michigan attempts to restrict DTC wine shipping will create major problems!

By |2020-09-28T00:15:00+00:00September 28th, 2020|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|

Michigan attempts to restrict DTC wine shipping will create major problems!

Proposed legislation in Michigan that targets out-of-state wine direct shippers would have a devastating impact on the State of Michigan.[1] If passed the proposed legislation would rob Michigan of tax revenue, severely restrict consumer choice, and would leave the […]

Big City Fights May Emerge in the Wine Shipping Game

By |2020-07-04T14:41:23+00:00July 4th, 2020|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|

 

Big City Fights May Emerge in the Wine Shipping Game

After years of budget mismanagement that is only getting worse, Chicago decided to expand its tax base by imposing its liquor tax on Direct To Consumer (DTC) winery shipments into the state. The new tax will treat a direct wine shipper like any retailer […]

Webinar on Illinois’ new cocktails-to-go law: Tomorrow at 1

By |2020-06-18T18:30:46+00:00June 18th, 2020|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|

Cocktails-For-Hope is hosting a free webinar tomorrow at 1:00 pm central time on the new Illinois cocktails-to-go law. The panel includes Julia Momose of Kumiko and Cocktails-For-Hope, Ian Beacraft Co-Founder Cocktails-For-Hope, Lindsey Lapointe, Illinois State Representative, who co-sponsored and drafted the bill, and myself, Irish Liquor Lawyer, Sean O’Leary.

Sign up here

 

I ask for one more favor for cocktails-to-go

By |2020-06-12T03:58:25+00:00June 12th, 2020|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|

I ask for one more favor for cocktails-to-go

 

When I started working with Cocktails-For-Hope three months ago, I could not imagine the tremendous and positive impact we would have on the Illinois hospitality industry.

We changed the law and made in possible for many bars and restaurants to access the income stream necessary to […]

Cocktails-To-Go Passes Illinois Legislature: Waits for the Governor’s signature

By |2020-05-24T02:08:16+00:00May 24th, 2020|Breaking News, Legislation|

 

Cocktails-To-Go Bill Passes in Illinois!

The Illinois Legislature passed a bill that would allow the sale of cocktails-to-go, it awaits the governor’s signature to become law. I have been heavily involved in advocating for and drafting this legislation, if you have any questions please contact me at (312) 535-8380 or sean.oleary@olearylpgroup.com.

Here are the particulars of […]

Support SB3830 Illinois Wine Retailer shipping Bill: It brings in needed revenue and impacts safety during COVID-19 Crisis

By |2020-05-19T21:23:40+00:00May 19th, 2020|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|

 

Senate Bill 3830 which would bring out-of-state wine retailer shipping to Illinois, should be passed in light of the COVID-19 crisis. This bill is necessary to help Illinois’ budget, ensures Illinois residents are safe, and meets consumer demand and preferences.

The COVID-19 crisis has blown a hole in Illinois’ budget and allowing out-of-state wine retailer shipping […]

Cocktails-For-Hope wants to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the People of Illinois

By |2020-05-16T22:54:11+00:00May 16th, 2020|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|

 

Cocktails-For-Hope wants to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the People of Illinois

The mission of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the People of the State of Illinois. Cocktails-For-Hope, which wants to expand alcoholic liquor delivery and takeout privileges to allow bars and restaurants to […]

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