We Need Your Support to Pass HB 5781

Do you enjoy dining outdoors in Downtown Lake Orion? Would you like this to become a permanent option in the whole state of Michigan? Please consider supporting HB 5781! With HB 5781, local government will be able to create social districts that allows patrons to purchased alcoholic beverages from a bar or restaurant and walk around in public within the districts boundaries. This not only helps our local bars and restaurants, but allows for social activity to other downtown merchants. Please consider supporting this bill and writing to our representatives to get this bill passed!

Below is a short template you may use when writing in. If you are a Lake Orion resident, your representative is Rep. John Reilly and can be contacted at JohnReilly@house.mi.gov.

Dear Representative _________,
I am a resident of the Village of Lake Orion and I request your support of House Bill 5781. The ability to create social districts at the local level for on-premises alcohol sales would enhance the dining experience in our downtowns and help promote patronage to other downtown merchants. This is an important tool for restaurants in a downtown setting. I am in favor of granting the authority to permit local governmental units the ability to address the unique challenges facing their local restaurants, which is critical to their success. I again urge you to support HB 5781.