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HF 2200

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 02/25/2014 01:08pm

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A bill for an act
relating to alcohol; expanding sales at microdistilleries;amending Minnesota
Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 340A.301, subdivision 6c; proposing coding
for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 340A.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

[340A.22] MICRODISTILLERIES.

Subdivision 1.

Activities.

(a) A microdistillery licensed under section 340A.301,
subdivision 6c, may provide on its premises samples of distilled spirits manufactured on
its premises in an amount not to exceed 15 milliliters per variety per person. No more than
45 milliliters may be sampled under this paragraph by any person on any day.

(b) A microdistillery may sell any product manufactured on site to the public.

(c) A microdistillery may sell cocktails to the public pursuant to subdivision 2.

(d) A microdistillery may distribute its products directly to retailers or sell through
wholesalers.

Subd. 2.

Cocktail room license.

(a) A municipality, including a city with a
municipal liquor store, may issue the holder of a microdistillery license under section
340A.301, subdivision 6c, a microdistillery cocktail room license. A microdistillery
cocktail room license authorizes on-sale of distilled liquor produced by the distiller for
consumption on the premises of or adjacent to one distillery location owned by the
distiller. Nothing in this subdivision precludes the holder of a microdistillery cocktail
room license from also holding a license to operate a restaurant at the distillery. Section
340A.409 shall apply to a license issued under this subdivision. All provisions of this
chapter that apply to a retail liquor license shall apply to a license issued under this
subdivision unless the provision is explicitly inconsistent with this subdivision.

(b) A distiller may have only one cocktail room license under this subdivision,
and may not have an ownership interest in a distillery licensed under section 340A.301,
subdivision 6, paragraph (a).

(c) The municipality shall impose a licensing fee on a distiller holding a
microdistillery cocktail room license under this subdivision, subject to limitations
applicable to license fees under section 340A.408, subdivision 2, paragraph (a).

(d) A municipality shall, within ten days of the issuance of a license under this
subdivision, inform the commissioner of the licensee's name and address and trade name,
and the effective date and expiration date of the license. The municipality shall also
inform the commissioner of a license transfer, cancellation, suspension, or revocation
during the license period.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 340A.301, subdivision 6c,
is amended to read:


Subd. 6c.

Microdistilleries.

(a) A microdistillery may provide on its premises
samples of distilled spirits manufactured on its premises, in an amount not to exceed 15
milliliters per variety per person. No more than 45 milliliters may be sampled under
this paragraph by any person on any day.

(b) The commissioner shall establish a fee for licensing microdistilleries that
adequately covers the cost of issuing the license and other inspection requirements. The
fees shall be deposited in an account in the special revenue fund and are appropriated to
the commissioner for the purposes of this subdivision.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

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