On July 8, 2011, the MLBA filed a petition with Special Master Blatz seeking funding of the part-time clerical staff necessary to issue renewed buyer’s cards. The matter was heard by Special Master Blatz on July 12, 2011. The MLBA is actively working to remedy this terrible situation.
SPECIAL COMPLIANCE NOTICE TO RETAILERS: YOU MUST CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH ALL LIQUOR REGULATIONS DURING THE SHUT-DOWN. VIOLATIONS WILL CONTINUE TO BE PROSECUTED. IF YOUR BUYER’S CARD EXPIRES WITHOUT RENEWAL YOU CANNOT PURCHASE FROM A WHOLESALER. IF A WHOLESALER IS WILLING TO SELL TO YOU ILLEGALLY, YOU SHOULD NOT BE TEMPTED. YOU MUST RESPECT THE LEGAL REQUIREMENT OF A BUYER’S CARD.
Frank Ball, MLBA Executive Director