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SF 1849

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/28/2019 02:52pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to commerce; expanding allowable container sizes for purposes of brewer
off-sales;amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 340A.285.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 340A.285, is amended to read:


340A.285 deleted text beginGROWLERSdeleted text endnew text begin CONTAINERSnew text end.

(a) Malt liquor authorized for off-sale pursuant to section 340A.24 or 340A.28 shall be
packaged in 64-ounce containers commonly known as "growlers" or in deleted text begin750 milliliter bottlesdeleted text endnew text begin
any container sized between 350 milliliters and two liters
new text end. The containers deleted text beginor bottlesdeleted text end shall
bear a twist-type closure, cork, stopper, or plug. At the time of sale, a paper or plastic
adhesive band, strip, or sleeve shall be applied to the container deleted text beginor bottledeleted text end and extended over
the top of the twist-type closure, cork, stopper, or plug forming a seal that must be broken
upon opening the container deleted text beginor bottledeleted text end. The adhesive band, strip, or sleeve shall bear the name
and address of the brewer. The containers deleted text beginor bottlesdeleted text end shall be identified as malt liquor, contain
the name of the malt liquor, bear the name and address of the brew pub or brewer selling
the malt liquor, and shall be considered intoxicating liquor unless the alcoholic content is
labeled as otherwise in accordance with the provisions of Minnesota Rules, part 7515.1100.

(b) A brew pub or brewer may, but is not required to, refill any container deleted text beginor bottledeleted text end with
malt liquor for off-sale at the request of the customer. A brew pub or brewer refilling a
container deleted text beginor bottledeleted text end must do so at its licensed premises and the container deleted text beginor bottledeleted text end must be
filled at the tap at the time of sale. A container deleted text beginor bottledeleted text end refilled under this paragraph must
be sealed and labeled in the manner described in paragraph (a).

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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