as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/26/2021 01:48pm
A bill for an act
relating to liquor; modifying certain license restrictions; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2020, section 340A.22, subdivision 2.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 340A.22, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
(a) A municipality, including a city with a municipal
liquor store, may issue the holder of a microdistillery license under this chapter 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. Notwithstanding section 340A.504,
subdivision 3, a cocktail room may be open and may conduct on-sale business on Sundays
if authorized by the municipality. 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 only have one cocktail room license under this subdivision, and may
not have an ownership interest in a distillery licensed under section 340A.301, subdivision
6, clause (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
(e) No single entity may hold both a cocktail room and taproom license, and a cocktail
room and taproom may not be colocatednew text beginnew text end.