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HF 546

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 01:38am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to alcohol; creating a new class of brewer and establishing a license fee;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 340A.301, subdivision 6.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 340A.301, subdivision 6, is amended to
read:


Subd. 6.

Fees.

The annual fees for licenses under this section are as follows:

(a)
Manufacturers (except as provided in clauses (b)
and (c))
$
30,000
Duplicates
$
3,000
(b)
Manufacturers of wines of not more than 25 percent
alcohol by volume
$
500
(c)
Brewers who manufacture more than 3,500 barrels
of malt liquor in a year
$
4,000
new text begin (d)
new text end
new text begin Brewers who manufacture more than 3,500 and
less than 7,000 barrels in a year, who hold one or
more retail on-sale licenses, who comply with all
limits under paragraph (e), and who also brew beer
for wholesale sales, as regulated under paragraph
(c), provided that at the end of a two-year period
of holding this transitional license, the holder must
either revert to a regular brew-pub license under
paragraph (e) or transition fully to a brewer's license
under paragraph (c).
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000
new text end
deleted text begin (d) deleted text end new text begin (e)
new text end
Brewers who also hold one or more retail on-sale
licenses and who manufacture fewer than 3,500
barrels of malt liquor in a year, at any one licensed
premises, the entire production of which is solely for
consumption on tap on any licensed premises owned
by the brewer, or for off-sale from those licensed
premises as permitted in subdivision 7. A brewer
licensed under this clause must obtain a separate
license for each licensed premises where the brewer
brews malt liquor. A brewer licensed under this
clause may not be licensed as an importer under this
chapter
$
500
deleted text begin (e) deleted text end new text begin (f)
new text end
Wholesalers (except as provided in clauses (f), (g),
and (h))
$
15,000
Duplicates
$
3,000
deleted text begin (f) deleted text end new text begin (g)
new text end
Wholesalers of wines of not more than 25 percent
alcohol by volume
$
3,750
deleted text begin (g) deleted text end new text begin (h)
new text end
Wholesalers of intoxicating malt liquor
$
1,000
Duplicates
$
25
deleted text begin (h) deleted text end new text begin (i)
new text end
Wholesalers of 3.2 percent malt liquor
$
10
deleted text begin (i) deleted text end new text begin (j)
new text end
Brewers who manufacture fewer than 2,000 barrels
of malt liquor in a year
$
150
deleted text begin (j) deleted text end new text begin (k)
new text end
Brewers who manufacture 2,000 to 3,500 barrels of
malt liquor in a year
$
500

If a business licensed under this section is destroyed, or damaged to the extent that
it cannot be carried on, or if it ceases because of the death or illness of the licensee, the
commissioner may refund the license fee for the balance of the license period to the
licensee or to the licensee's estate.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2009.
new text end