The bylaw, if implemented, would make Greater Manchester the first area in the UK to ban the sale of alcohol at less than 50p per unit.
Any off-licence, pub or nightclub found breaking the rules could be fined up to £500.
Council chiefs believe the model would significantly cut hospital admissions in the region and encourage a national minimum alcohol price.
Scots assembly throws out minimum pricing plan (11 November 2010)
Q&A with Diageo's Simon Litherland: "I’m not suggesting our proposal will solve alcohol abuse" (2 October 2010)
Minimum price on alcohol ‘would net mults £700m’ (28 September 2010)