State Rep. Roger Hauck

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A bill that would give a standing liquor license to a Central Michigan University venue could get a vote as soon as next week.

House Bill 4912, which would add the John G. Kulhavi Events Center, part of McGuirk Arena, to the list of university-owned facilities with standing liquor licenses. The John G. Kulhavi Events Center is not to be confused with Kulhavi Hall, a residence hall.

CMU and the three campuses under the University of Michigan umbrella are the only public universities in the state without a standing liquor license a public venue on campus.

The bill could get a vote in the House as soon as next Tuesday, said State Rep. Roger Hauck, the Beal City Republican who represents the 99th District in the state House. Hauck is the lead sponsor of the bill.

Under the existing law, CMU-owned hotels in research or commercial development zones and that are leased by private companies are permitted to have standing liquor licenses.


Eric Baerren is a multimedia journalist for The Morning Sun in Mt. Pleasant, where he has served as a columnist in recent years. 

This article originally ran on themorningsun.com.


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