Archive for December, 2011

Change in Liquor Store Opening Hours, Update

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Just a quick update on Act 97, which the Governor signed into law on December 7, 2011.  It was published on December 20, 2011, making its effective date December 21, 2011.  For more details on the law, see the legistlative history page for Asembly Bill 63, and for a summary see my the Dec. 8th on this topic.

Change in Liquor Store Opening Hours

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

According to an update from the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, Governor Walker signed 2011 Wisconsin Act 97 into law on December 7. The only change in this law is that liquor stores may now open at 6:00 a.m., instead of the former 8:00 a.m. Keep in mind that this does not necessarily mean that a liquor store may lawfully open at 6:00 a.m. in any given community, since a municipality may, by ordinance, impose more restrictive hours.  (I don’t have a link to the new act as it hasn’t been posted to the State Legislature’s website as of the time of this writing, but I’ll update with a link in the next few days).