As I noted in my monthly newletter, Michigan has a statute which allows a veteran to obtain a free license to sell goods for self support.  The text of the statute is below.  A lawsuit by a Michigan veteran to enforce his rights against the City of Mackinaw Island can be found here: http://www.michiganemploymentrights.com/tp-110213135136/post-111112133931/filedsummonsandcomplaint.pdf

The statute at MCL 35.411 et seq.:

Sec. 1. Every honorably discharged member of the armed forces of the United
States who served at least 180 days of active duty service in the armed forces
or has a service connected disability as a result of that service and is a
resident of this state has the right to sell his or her own goods within this
state if the proceeds from the sale of the goods are to be used for the direct
personal benefit or gain of that former member, by procuring a license for that purpose issued as provided in this
act, which shall be valid for a period of 1 year.

 
Sec. 2. (1) Upon the presentation to the clerk of
any county, in which any former member of the armed forces resides, of a
certificate of honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States,
showing that the person presenting it served at least 180 days of active duty
service or upon the presentation to the clerk of a certificate from the United
States department of veterans affairs certifying that the person has a service
connected disability, the county clerk shall issue without cost to the former
member a veteran’s license certifying him or her to be entitled to the benefits
of this act. The county clerk shall provide proper forms and books and shall
keep a record of all licenses issued under this act. A license issued under this
act is personal to the licensee. An assignment or transfer of the license is
void.
(2) The licensee while engaged in selling goods under this act shall conspicuously display a sign
at the place of sale that contains the following information in not less than 18-point boldfaced type:
(a) The name of the licensee.
(b) The license number.
(c) A statement in substantially the following form:
“The profit from the sale of this product is for
my personal benefit”.
(3) At the time of sale of goods under this act, a written statement of not less than 12-point
boldfaced type shall be printed on or attached to the goods, in substantially
the following form:
“The profit from the sale of this product is for my personal benefit”.
(4) A person shall not knowingly make a false representation that the proceeds from goods sold
under this act benefit a veterans’ organization. As used in this subsection “veterans’ organization” means any of the following:
(a) A veterans’ organization chartered under federal law.
(b) An organization composed of veterans as defined in Act No. 190 of the Public Acts
of 1965, being sections 35.61 to 35.62 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, that is organized for a bona fide fraternal,
benevolent, educational, philanthropic, humane, patriotic, or charitable purpose.
(5) A person who violates subsection (2), (3), or (4) is responsible for a state civil infraction
and may be ordered to pay a civil fine of not more than $1,000.00.
 
Sec. 3. Nothing in this act shall be construed as contravening the provisions of
Act No. 51 of the Public Acts of 1925, being sections
445.371 to 445.378
of the Michigan Compiled Laws.

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