State Rep Beau LaFave yesterday voted for legislation allowing members of national veterans clubs and other service clubs to buy alcoholic drinks in any affiliated out-of-town club.
LaFave, of Iron Mountain, co-sponsored the legislation, which was prompted by a recent Liquor Control Commission ruling that brought an end to the custom.
LaFave said “I can’t believe we had to go so far as to enact a law to reverse this horrible ruling and let a veteran drink in an out-of-town club. “It’s simple common sense that veterans, who served our country, should be able to have a drink at a club they are a member of regardless of where the club is located. The bill was necessary after the Michigan Liquor Control Commission interpreted a law by ruling only members of the local club could buy drinks at that location. The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration.