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HF 4089

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/04/2020 03:37pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to liquor; allowing identification issued by a United States territory to
establish proof of age for the purchase of alcohol; amending Minnesota Statutes
2018, section 340A.503, subdivision 6.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 340A.503, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

Subd. 6.

Proof of age; defense; seizure of false identification.

(a) Proof of age for
purchasing or consuming alcoholic beverages may be established only by one of the

(1) a valid driver's license or identification card issued by Minnesota, another state, new text begina
United States territory,
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birth of the licensed person;

(2) a valid military identification card issued by the United States Department of Defense;

(3) a valid passport issued by the United States;

(4) a valid instructional permit issued under section 171.05 to a person of legal age to
purchase alcohol which includes a photograph and the date of birth of the person issued the
permit; or

(5) in the case of a foreign national, by a valid passport.

(b) In a prosecution under subdivision 2, clause (1), it is a defense for the defendant to
prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant reasonably and in good faith
relied upon representations of proof of age authorized in paragraph (a) in selling, bartering,
furnishing, or giving the alcoholic beverage.

(c) A licensed retailer or municipal liquor store may seize a form of identification listed
under paragraph (a) if the retailer or municipal liquor store has reasonable grounds to believe
that the form of identification has been altered or falsified or is being used to violate any
law. A retailer or municipal liquor store that seizes a form of identification as authorized
under this paragraph must deliver it to a law enforcement agency, within 24 hours of seizing

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new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
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