LAFAVE VOTES FOR VETERANS DRINK BILL
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.