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HF 3246

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/12/2020 04:33pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to liquor; changing license requirements for microdistilleries; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 340A.101, subdivision 17a; Minnesota Statutes
2019 Supplement, section 340A.22, subdivision 4.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 340A.101, subdivision 17a, is amended to
read:


Subd. 17a.

Microdistillery.

"Microdistillery" is a distillery operated within the state
producing premium, distilled spirits in total quantity not to exceed deleted text begin40,000deleted text endnew text begin 100,000new text end proof
gallons in a calendar year.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 340A.22, subdivision 4, is amended
to read:


Subd. 4.

Off-sale license.

A microdistillery new text beginproducing 40,000 proof gallons or less of
distilled spirits in a calendar year
new text endnew text begin new text endmay be issued a license by the local licensing authority
for off-sale of distilled spirits, with the approval of the commissioner. The license may
allow the sale of deleted text beginone 375 milliliter bottledeleted text endnew text begin up to 4.5 litersnew text end per customer per day of product
manufactured on site, subject to the following requirements:

(1) off-sale hours of sale must conform to hours of sale for retail off-sale licensees in
the licensing municipality; and

(2) no brand may be sold at the microdistillery unless it is also available for distribution
by wholesalers.