as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/26/2015 08:22am
A bill for an act
relating to liquor; creating an 8:00 a.m. on-sale opening time; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 340A.504, subdivision 3.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 340A.504, subdivision 3, is amended to
(a) A restaurant, club,
bowling center, or hotel with a seating capacity for at least 30 persons and which holds
an on-sale intoxicating liquor license may sell intoxicating liquor for consumption on
the premises in conjunction with the sale of food between the hours of deleted text begin10:00deleted text endnew text beginnew text end a.m.
on Sundays and 2:00 a.m. on Mondays.
(b) An establishment serving intoxicating liquor on Sundays must obtain a Sunday
license. The license must be issued by the governing body of the municipality for a period
of one year, and the fee for the license may not exceed $200.
(c) A city may issue a Sunday intoxicating liquor license only if authorized to do
so by the voters of the city voting on the question at a general or special election. A
county may issue a Sunday intoxicating liquor license in a town only if authorized to do
so by the voters of the town as provided in paragraph (d). A county may issue a Sunday
intoxicating liquor license in unorganized territory only if authorized to do so by the
voters of the election precinct that contains the licensed premises, voting on the question
at a general or special election.
(d) An election conducted in a town on the question of the issuance by the county of
Sunday sales licenses to establishments located in the town must be held on the day of the
annual election of town officers.
(e) Voter approval is not required for licenses issued by the Metropolitan Airports
Commission or common carrier licenses issued by the commissioner. Common carriers
serving intoxicating liquor on Sunday must obtain a Sunday license from the commissioner
at an annual fee of $75, plus $30 for each duplicate.
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