Rick Snyder

Legislature votes to repeal Michigan's keg tag law

Michigan is giving up on a law that requires beer kegs to be sold with tags that can identify who bought them — an initiative that critics say has not curbed underage or binge drinking.

The state House voted unanimously Wednesday to repeal the law, months after the Senate did the same. The bill should soon reach Gov. Rick Snyder, who is expected to sign it into law.

The law was enacted in 2010 to curtail "keggers" that attract underage drinkers. Michigan joined more than 30 other states with similar laws.

Keg buyers must sign a receipt listing their name, address and phone number, and they must show a driver's license or state I.D. card. Stores attach a...

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