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SF 1940

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 10/02/2015 02:30pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to commerce; prohibiting the sale of powdered alcohol for one
year; requiring agency testimony on the impact of powdered alcohol on law
enforcement and public health.

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

Section 1. new text beginPOWDERED ALCOHOL POLICY STUDY.
new text end

new text begin (a) No person shall manufacture, import, distribute, or sell powdered alcohol until
June 1, 2016.
new text end

new text begin (b) The director of the Division of Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement must prepare
testimony for the commerce and regulatory reform committee, and any other relevant
committee, about whether current laws could be adequately enforced with regard to the
manufacture, importation, distribution, and sale of powdered alcohol. The director may
make recommendations for legislation addressing any stated concerns. The testimony
required under this paragraph is due by December 7, 2015.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner of health must prepare testimony for the Health and Human
Services Reform Committee, and any other relevant committee, about the public health
impact of powdered alcohol. The commissioner must address whether there is a potential
for greater abuse of and addiction to powdered alcohol relative to malt liquor, wine, and
distilled spirits. The commissioner may make recommendations for legislation addressing
any stated concerns. The testimony required under this paragraph is due by December
7, 2015.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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