Senate Bill 247 could keep some Michigan bars open and serving alcohol until 4am.

Plenty of pros and cons to go be the judge.

Last call currently stands at 2am for most bars and restaurants in Michigan, but a new piece of legislation could change that.

SB247 would allow downtown businesses currently selling alcohol to apply for a new permit that would allow them to serve until 4am.

The application for the permit isn't cheap. The yearly fee is $10,000, and backers of the bill say that most of that will go towards the support of city police departments.

Details on SB247 in the video below.

What could this new legislation mean to a city like Flint, who is working very hard to revitalize its' downtown presence but struggles with an already short staffed police department?