Michigan Policy Series: What’s Happening in the World of Alcohol Regulation
Session Three of the Center for Alcohol Policy’s 2012 Michigan Alcohol Policy Forum Series was held May 3. Alcohol is different from other consumer products and requires different laws, a panel of alcohol policy experts said.
Panelists included Andrew Deloney, Michigan Liquor Control Commission; Brannon Denning, Center for Alcohol Policy Advisory Council and Cumberland School of Law, Samford University; Pamela Erickson; Public Action Management, PLC; Howard Goldberg, Willingham & Cote, P.C., East Lansing, Michigan; and Steven Schmidt, National Alcohol Beverage Control Association.
Download the Session Three presentation at http://bit.ly/IXbvwy.
Michigan Policy Series: Public Safety and Law Enforcement in Alcohol Regulation
Session Two of the Center for Alcohol Policy’s 2012 Michigan Policy Forum Series, “Public Safety and Law Enforcement in Alcohol Regulation,” was held April 18. Michigan must stand firm against trends that threaten to water down the state’s system of alcohol safeguards and regulations, and policymakers should consistently weigh public health and safety as a priority, a panel of law enforcement leaders said.
Panelists included the Honorable Don Allen, Ingham County District Court; Scott Ellis, National Hospitality Institute, Lansing; Laura Fitzpatrick, Muskegon Alcohol Liability Initiative, MCHP/Mercy Health Partners; Don McGehee, Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division, Michigan Attorney General’s Office; Penny Norton, FACE — The Prevention Resource Group; and Jerry Oliver, former Police Chief of Detroit, Center for Alcohol Policy Advisory Council.
Download the Session Two presentation at http://bit.ly/IK47JY.
Michigan Policy Series: The Economic Impact of the Alcohol Industry in Michigan
Michigan’s existing system of alcohol regulations and safeguards has helped manufacturers, distributors and retailers in the beer and wine sectors succeed economically while balancing public safety and health priorities,according to panelists at a Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) forum held March 22, 2012, in Lansing, Michigan. The forum, “The Economic Impact of the Alcohol Industry in Michigan,” was the first of the CAP’s 2012 Michigan Alcohol Policy Series.
The forum featured a welcome by CAP Advisor Jim Hall and presentations by Michigan’s leading craft brewer, Larry Bell, founder and CEO of Bell’s Brewery; Auday Arabo, president and CEO of Associated Food & Petroleum Dealers, representing more than 3,000 large and small retailers in Michigan; Mike Brown, partner at Carlin Edwards Brown, PLLC; Ed O’Keefe III, president of Chateau Grand Traverse Winery; and Mike Lashbrook, president of the Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association, which represents nearly 60 family-owned beer and wine distributors.
The Dangers of Alcohol Deregulation: The United Kingdom Experience vs. American Alcohol Regulation
The educational video below depicts the contrast between the systems of alcohol regulation in the United Kingdom and the United States. The contrast between the U.K. and U.S. systems sends a powerful message about what could happen if the American state-based regulatory system were to be dismantled.
To read a report on this topic, The Dangers of Alcohol Deregulation: The United Kingdom Experience, click here.
Enduring Regret: Chris Sandy’s Story of Living Life after Causing Death
The CAP has partnered with the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the Georgia Beer Wholesalers Association (GBWA) to launch a dramatic documentary which tells the very real and emotional story of Chris Sandy, a convicted drunk driver who is now serving time behind bars. The documentary is intended to show young people the consequences of underage drinking and drunk driving.
To request a copy of the 30-minute DVD, e-mail email@example.com.