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SF 1313

1st Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:19am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
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A bill for an act
relating to alcohol; clarifying that public facilities may allow noncommercial
alcohol use without licenses; modifying the requirements for certain on-sale
liquor sales at the University of Minnesota; repealing certain restrictions
relating to direct wine shipments; allowing the sale of alcohol control devices
and multiple use bags at exclusive liquor stores; authorizing certain on-sale
intoxicating liquor licenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections
340A.101, by adding a subdivision; 340A.401; 340A.404, subdivisions 1, 4a;
340A.412, subdivision 14; 340A.414, subdivision 1; 340A.417; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 340A.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 340A.101, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 31. new text end

new text begin Public facility. new text end

new text begin "Public facility" is a park, community center, or other
accommodation or facility owned or managed by or on behalf of a subdivision of the state,
including any county, city, town, township, or independent district of the state.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 340A.401, is amended to read:


340A.401 LICENSE REQUIRED.

Except as provided in this chapter, no person may directly or indirectly, on any
pretense or by any device, sell, barter, keep for sale, charge for possession, or otherwise
dispose of alcoholic beverages as part of a commercial transaction without having
obtained the required license or permit.new text begin Rental of or permission to use a public facility is
not a commercial transaction for the purposes of this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 340A.404, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Cities.

(a) A city may issue an on-sale intoxicating liquor license to
the following establishments located within its jurisdiction:

(1) hotels;

(2) restaurants;

(3) bowling centers;

(4) clubs or congressionally chartered veterans organizations with the approval of
the commissioner, provided that the organization has been in existence for at least three
years and liquor sales will only be to members and bona fide guests;

(5) sports facilities located on land owned by the Metropolitan Sports Commission;
and

(6) exclusive liquor stores.

(b) A city may issue an on-sale intoxicating liquor license, an on-sale wine license,
or an on-sale malt liquor license to a theater within the city, notwithstanding any law, local
ordinance, or charter provision. A license issued under this paragraph authorizes sales on
all days of the week to persons attending events at the theater.

new text begin (c) A city may issue an on-sale intoxicating liquor license, an on-sale wine license, or
an on-sale malt liquor license to a convention center within the city, notwithstanding any
law, local ordinance, or charter provision. A license issued under this paragraph authorizes
sales on all days of the week to persons attending events at the convention center.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 340A.404, subdivision 4a, is amended to read:


Subd. 4a.

State-owned recreation; entertainment facilities.

Notwithstanding any
other law, local ordinance, or charter provision, the commissioner may issue on-sale
intoxicating liquor licenses:

(1) to the state agency administratively responsible for, or to an entity holding a
concession or facility management contract with such agency for beverage sales at, the
premises of any Giants Ridge Recreation Area building or recreational improvement area
owned by the state in the town of White, St. Louis County;

(2) to the state agency administratively responsible for, or to an entity holding a
concession or facility management contract with such agency for beverage sales at, the
premises of any Ironworld Discovery Center building or facility owned by the state at
Chisholm; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(3) to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for events at Northrop
Auditorium, the intercollegiate football stadium, or at no more than seven other locations
within the boundaries of the University of Minnesota, provided that the Board of Regents
has approved an application for a license for the specified locationnew text begin and provided that
the application for a stadium or arena location allows for the legal sale of intoxicating
liquor throughout the stadium or arena and does not limit the sale of intoxicating liquor to
premium seating areas or suites; and
new text end

new text begin (4) to the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center Authority for beverage sales
on the premises of the DECC Arena during intercollegiate hockey games
new text end.

The commissioner shall charge a fee for licenses issued under this subdivision in an
amount comparable to the fee for comparable licenses issued in surrounding cities.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to applications for an on-sale liquor license made after December 1, 2008.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 340A.412, subdivision 14, is amended to read:


Subd. 14.

Exclusive liquor stores.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this
subdivision, an exclusive liquor store may sell only the following items:

(1) alcoholic beverages;

(2) tobacco products;

(3) ice;

(4) beverages, either liquid or powder, specifically designated for mixing with
intoxicating liquor;

(5) soft drinks;

(6) liqueur-filled candies;

(7) food products that contain more than one-half of one percent alcohol by volume;

(8) cork extraction devices;

(9) books and videos on the use of alcoholic beverages;

(10) magazines and other publications published primarily for information and
education on alcoholic beveragesnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (11) devices designed to ensure safe storage and monitoring of alcohol in the home,
to prevent access by underage drinkers;
new text end

new text begin (12) multiple use bags designed to carry purchased itemsnew text end; and

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end home brewing equipment.

(b) An exclusive liquor store that has an on-sale, or combination on-sale and off-sale
license may sell food for on-premise consumption when authorized by the municipality
issuing the license.

(c) An exclusive liquor store may offer live or recorded entertainment.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 340A.414, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Permit required.

No business establishment or club which does
not hold an on-sale intoxicating liquor license may directly or indirectly allow the
consumption and display of alcoholic beverages or knowingly serve any liquid for the
purpose of mixing with intoxicating liquor without first having obtained a permit from the
commissioner.new text begin Rental of a public facility does not make a subdivision nor the facility a
"business establishment" for the purposes of this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 340A.417, is amended to read:


340A.417 SHIPMENTS INTO MINNESOTA.

(a) Notwithstanding section 297G.07, subdivision 2, or any provision of this chapter,
a winery licensed in a state other than Minnesota, or a winery located in Minnesota, may
ship, for personal use and not for resale, not more than two cases of wine, containing a
maximum of nine liters per case, in any calendar year to any resident of Minnesota age 21
or over. Delivery of a shipment under this section may not be deemed a sale in this state.

(b) The shipping container of any wine sent under this section must be clearly
marked "Alcoholic Beverages: adult signature (over 21 years of age) required."

(c) deleted text beginNo person may (1) advertise shipments authorized under this section, (2) by
advertisement or otherwise, solicit shipments authorized by this section, or (3) accept
orders for shipments authorized by this section by use of the Internet. No shipper located
outside Minnesota may advertise interstate reciprocal wine shipments in Minnesota.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end It is not the intent of this section to impair the distribution of wine through
distributors or importing distributors, but only to permit shipments of wine for personal
use.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin(d) new text endNo criminal penalty may be imposed on a person for a violation of this
section other than a violation described in paragraph deleted text begin(f)deleted text end new text begin(e) new text endor deleted text begin(g)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end. Whenever it appears
to the commissioner that any person has engaged in any act or practice constituting a
violation of this section, and the violation is not within two years of any previous violation
of this section, the commissioner shall issue and cause to be served upon the person an
order requiring the person to cease and desist from violating this section. The order must
give reasonable notice of the rights of the person to request a hearing and must state the
reason for the entry of the order. Unless otherwise agreed between the parties, a hearing
shall be held not later than seven days after the request for the hearing is received by the
commissioner after which and within 20 days after the receipt of the administrative law
judge's report and subsequent exceptions and argument, the commissioner shall issue an
order vacating the cease and desist order, modifying it, or making it permanent as the facts
require. If no hearing is requested within 30 days of the service of the order, the order
becomes final and remains in effect until modified or vacated by the commissioner. All
hearings shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 14. If the person
to whom a cease and desist order is issued fails to appear at the hearing after being duly
notified, the person shall be deemed in default, and the proceeding may be determined
against the person upon consideration of the cease and desist order, the allegations of
which may be deemed to be true.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text end new text begin(e) new text endAny person who violates this section within two years of a violation for which
a cease and desist order was issued under paragraph deleted text begin(e)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text end new text begin(f) new text endAny person who commits a third or subsequent violation of this sectiondeleted text begin,
including a violation for which a cease and desist order was issued under paragraph (c),
deleted text end
within any subsequent two-year period is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 8.

new text begin [340A.5041] AIRPORT COMMISSION; EXTENDED HOURS.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law, rule, or ordinance to the contrary, the Metropolitan
Airports Commission may allow extended hours of sale at on-sale locations within the
security areas of the Lindbergh and Humphrey Terminals. Extended hours are allowed for
sales during the hours between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. Monday through Sunday.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginAUGSBURG COLLEGE; ON-SALE LICENSE.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any other law, local ordinance, or charter provision, the city of
Minneapolis may issue an on-sale intoxicating liquor license to Augsburg College, or to
an entity holding a caterer's permit and a contract with Augsburg College for catering on
the premises of Augsburg College campus, or for any portion of the premises as described
in the approved license application. The license authorized by this subdivision may be
issued for space that is not compact and contiguous, provided that all such space is within
the boundaries of Augsburg College campus and is included in the description of the
licensed premises on the approved license application. The license authorizes sales on
all days of the week to persons attending events at the college. All other provisions of
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 340A, not inconsistent with this section apply to the license
authorized under this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon approval by the Minneapolis
City Council in the manner provided by Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021,
notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 645.023, subdivision 1, paragraph (a).
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginGRAND MARAIS; ON-SALE.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law, local ordinance, or charter provision to the contrary, the
city of Grand Marais may issue an on-sale intoxicating liquor license, or an on-sale wine
license and an on-sale malt liquor license, to Holland Motel, Inc. d/b/a the Best Western
Superior Inn and Suites located at 104 First Avenue East, Grand Marais, and an additional
on-sale intoxicating liquor license, or on-sale wine and on-sale malt liquor license to East
Bay Hospitality, LLC, d/b/a East Bay Suites located at 21 Wisconsin Street, Grand Marais.
The license may authorize sales only to persons who are registered guests at the lodging
establishment, their invitees, or persons attending a conference, meeting, or other event at
the lodging establishment. The license may authorize sales on all days of the week.
new text end