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3rd Engrossment - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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A bill for an act
relating to alcoholic beverages; modifying brewpub
regulations; regulating wine tastings; providing for
uniform off-sale hours statewide; regulating Sunday
on-sales; authorizing certain on-sale licenses;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 340A.301,
subdivisions 6, 7; 340A.404, subdivision 2; 340A.412,
subdivision 14; 340A.417; 340A.418; 340A.503, by
adding a subdivision; 340A.504, subdivisions 1, 3, 4;
Laws 2000, chapter 440, section 10; Laws 2003, chapter
126, section 28.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.301,
subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Fees.

The annual fees for licenses under this
section are as follows:

(a) Manufacturers (except as provided
in clauses (b) and (c)) $15,000
Duplicates $ 3,000
(b) Manufacturers of wines of not more
than 25 percent alcohol by volume $ 500
(c) Brewers other than those described
in clauses (d) and (i) $ 2,500
(d) Brewers who also hold one or more
retail on-sale licenses and who
manufacture fewer than 3,500 barrels
of malt liquor in a year, at any one
licensed premises, deleted text beginusing only wort produced
in Minnesota,
deleted text endthe entire
production of which is solely
for consumption on tap on the
licensed premises or for off-sale
from that licensed premises.
A brewer licensed under this clause
must obtain a separate license
for each licensed premises where
the brewer brews malt liquor. A brewer
licensed under this clause may not be
licensed as an importer under this chapter $ 500
(e) Wholesalers (except as provided in
clauses (f), (g), and (h)) $15,000
Duplicates $ 3,000
(f) Wholesalers of wines of not more
than 25 percent alcohol by volume $ 2,000
(g) Wholesalers of intoxicating
malt liquor $ 600
Duplicates $ 25
(h) Wholesalers of 3.2 percent
malt liquor $ 10
(i) Brewers who manufacture fewer than
2,000 barrels of malt liquor in a year $ 150

If a business licensed under this section is destroyed, or
damaged to the extent that it cannot be carried on, or if it
ceases because of the death or illness of the licensee, the
commissioner may refund the license fee for the balance of the
license period to the licensee or to the licensee's estate.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.301,
subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Interest in other business.

(a) Except as
provided in this subdivision, a holder of a license as a
manufacturer, brewer, importer, or wholesaler may not have any
ownership, in whole or in part, in a business holding a retail
intoxicating liquor or 3.2 percent malt liquor license. The
commissioner may not issue a license under this section to a
manufacturer, brewer, importer, or wholesaler if a retailer of
intoxicating liquor has a direct or indirect interest in the
manufacturer, brewer, importer, or wholesaler. A manufacturer
or wholesaler of intoxicating liquor may use or have property
rented for retail intoxicating liquor sales only if the
manufacturer or wholesaler has owned the property continuously
since November 1, 1933. A retailer of intoxicating liquor may
not use or have property rented for the manufacture or
wholesaling of intoxicating liquor.

(b) A brewer licensed under subdivision 6, clause (d), may
be issued an on-sale intoxicating liquor or 3.2 percent malt
liquor license by a municipality for a restaurant operated in
the place of manufacture. Notwithstanding section 340A.405, a
brewer who holds an on-sale license issued pursuant to this
paragraph may, with the approval of the commissioner, be issued
a license by a municipality for off-sale of malt liquor produced
and packaged on the licensed premises. Off-sale of malt liquor
shall be limited to the legal hours for off-sale at exclusive
liquor stores in the jurisdiction in which the brewer is
located, and the malt liquor sold off-sale must be removed from
the premises before the applicable off-sale closing time at
exclusive liquor stores. The malt liquor shall be packaged in
64-ounce containers commonly known as "growlers." The
containers shall bear a twist-type closure, cork, stopper, or
plug. At the time of the sale, a paper or plastic adhesive
band, strip, or sleeve shall be applied to the container and
extend over the top of the twist-type closure, cork, stopper, or
plug forming a seal that must be broken upon opening of the
container. The adhesive band, strip, or sleeve shall bear the
name and address of the brewer. The containers shall be
identified as malt liquor, contain the name of the malt liquor,
bear the name and address of the 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. A brewer's total
retail sales at on- or off-sale under this paragraph may not
exceed 3,500 barrels per year, provided that off-sales may not
total more than deleted text begin50 percent of the brewer's production or deleted text end500
barrelsdeleted text begin, whichever is lessdeleted text end. A brewer licensed under subdivision
6, clause (d), may hold or have an interest in other retail
on-sale licenses, but may not have an ownership interest in
whole or in part, or be an officer, director, agent, or employee
of, any other manufacturer, brewer, importer, or wholesaler, or
be an affiliate thereof whether the affiliation is corporate or
by management, direction, or control. Notwithstanding this
prohibition, a brewer licensed under subdivision 6, clause (d),
may be an affiliate or subsidiary company of a brewer licensed
in Minnesota or elsewhere if that brewer's only manufacture of
malt liquor is:

(i) manufacture licensed under subdivision 6, clause (d);

(ii) manufacture in another state for consumption
exclusively in a restaurant located in the place of manufacture;
or

(iii) manufacture in another state for consumption
primarily in a restaurant located in or immediately adjacent to
the place of manufacture if the brewer was licensed under
subdivision 6, clause (d), on January 1, 1995.

(c) Except as provided in subdivision 7a, no brewer as
defined in subdivision 7a or importer may have any interest, in
whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in the license,
business, assets, or corporate stock of a licensed malt liquor
wholesaler.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.404,
subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Special provision; city of minneapolis.

(a) The
city of Minneapolis may issue an on-sale intoxicating liquor
license to the Guthrie Theater, the Cricket Theatre, the Orpheum
Theatre, the State Theatre, and the Historic Pantages Theatre,
notwithstanding the limitations of law, or local ordinance, or
charter provision relating to zoning or school or church
distances. The licenses authorize sales on all days of the week
to holders of tickets for performances presented by the theaters
and to members of the nonprofit corporations holding the
licenses and to their guests.

(b) The city of Minneapolis may issue an intoxicating
liquor license to 510 Groveland Associates, a Minnesota
cooperative, for use by a restaurant on the premises owned by
510 Groveland Associates, notwithstanding limitations of law, or
local ordinance, or charter provision.

(c) The city of Minneapolis may issue an on-sale
intoxicating liquor license to Zuhrah Shrine Temple for use on
the premises owned by Zuhrah Shrine Temple at 2540 Park Avenue
South in Minneapolis, and to the American Swedish Institute for
use on the premises owned by the American Swedish Institute at
2600 Park Avenue South, notwithstanding limitations of law, or
local ordinances, or charter provision relating to zoning or
school or church distances.

(d) The city of Minneapolis may issue an on-sale
intoxicating liquor license to the American Association of
University Women, Minneapolis branch, for use on the premises
owned by the American Association of University Women,
Minneapolis branch, at 2115 Stevens Avenue South in Minneapolis,
notwithstanding limitations of law, or local ordinances, or
charter provisions relating to zoning or school or church
distances.

(e) The city of Minneapolis may issue an on-sale wine
license and an on-sale 3.2 percent malt liquor license to a
restaurant located at 5000 Penn Avenue South, and an on-sale
wine license and an on-sale malt liquor license to a restaurant
located at 1931 Nicollet Avenue South, notwithstanding any law
or local ordinance or charter provision.

(f) The city of Minneapolis may issue an on-sale wine
license and an on-sale malt liquor license to the Brave New
Workshop Theatre located at 3001 Hennepin Avenue South, the
Theatre de la Jeune Lune, the Illusion Theatre located at 528
Hennepin Avenue South, the Hollywood Theatre located at 2815
Johnson Street Northeast, the Loring Playhouse located at 1633
Hennepin Avenue South, the Jungle Theater located at 2951
Lyndale Avenue South, Brave New Institute located at 2605
Hennepin Avenue South, the Guthrie Lab located at 700 North
First Street, and the Southern Theatre located at 1420
Washington Avenue South, notwithstanding any law or local
ordinance or charter provision. The license authorizes sales on
all days of the week.

(g) The city of Minneapolis may issue an on-sale
intoxicating liquor license to University Gateway Corporation, a
Minnesota nonprofit corporation, for use by a restaurant or
catering operator at the building owned and operated by the
University Gateway Corporation on the University of Minnesota
campus, notwithstanding limitations of law, or local ordinance
or charter provision. The license authorizes sales on all days
of the week.

new text begin (h) The city of Minneapolis may issue an on-sale
intoxicating liquor license to the Guthrie Theater's
concessionaire or operator for a restaurant and catering
operator on the premises of the Guthrie Theater, notwithstanding
limitations of law, local ordinance, or charter provisions. The
license authorizes sales on all days of the week.
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 2004, 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) beveragesnew text begin, either liquid or powder, specifically
designated
new text endfor 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 beverages; and

(11) 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.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, 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 deleted text beginwhich
affords Minnesota wineries an equal reciprocal shipping
privilege
deleted text endnew text beginother than Minnesotanew text end, 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) No 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.

(d) 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.

(e) No criminal penalty may be imposed on a person for a
violation of this section other than a violation described in
paragraph (f) or (g). 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.

(f) Any person who violates this section within two years
of a violation for which a cease and desist order was issued
under paragraph (e), is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(g) Any person who commits a third or subsequent violation
of this section, including a violation for which a cease and
desist order was issued under paragraph (c), 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. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.418, is
amended to read:


340A.418 WINE TASTINGS.

Subdivision 1.

Definition.

For purposes of this section,
a "wine tasting" is an event deleted text beginof not more than four hours'
duration
deleted text endat which persons pay a fee or donation to participate,
and are allowed to consume wine by the glass without paying a
separate charge for each glass.

Subd. 2.

Tastings authorized.

(a) A charitable,
religious, or other nonprofit organization may conduct a wine
tasting new text beginof not more than four hours duration new text endon premises the
organization owns or leases or has use donated to it, or on the
licensed premises of a holder of an on-sale intoxicating liquor
license that is not a temporary license, if the organization
holds a temporary on-sale intoxicating liquor license under
section 340A.404, subdivision 10, and complies with this
section. An organization holding a temporary license may be
assisted in conducting the wine tasting by another nonprofit
organization.

(b) An organization that conducts a wine tasting under this
section may use the net proceeds from the wine tasting only for:

(1) the organization's primary nonprofit purpose; or

(2) donation to another nonprofit organization assisting in
the wine tasting, if the other nonprofit organization uses the
donation only for that organization's primary nonprofit purpose.

(c) No wine at a wine tasting under this section may be
sold, or orders taken, for off-premises consumption.

(d) Notwithstanding any other law, an organization may
purchase or otherwise obtain wine for a wine tasting conducted
under this section from a wholesaler licensed to sell wine, and
the wholesaler may sell or give wine to an organization for a
wine tasting conducted under this section and may provide
personnel to assist in the wine tasting. A wholesaler who sells
or gives wine to an organization for a wine tasting under this
section must deliver the wine directly to the location where the
wine tasting is conducted.

(e) This section does not prohibit or restrict a wine
tasting that is:

(1) located on on-sale premises where no charitable
organization is participating; or

(2) located on on-sale premises where the proceeds are for
a designated charity but where the tasting is primarily for
educational purposes.

new text begin (f) The four-hour limitation specified in paragraph (a)
shall not apply to a wine tasting at a convention of fine wine
and gourmet food exhibitors, provided the convention has at
least 100 exhibitors and takes place over not more than three
days.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.503, is
amended by adding a subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 5a.new text end

new text beginAttainment of age.new text end

new text beginWith respect to purchasing,
possessing, consuming, selling, furnishing, and serving
alcoholic beverages, a person is not 21 years of age until 8:00
a.m. on the day of that person's 21st birthday.
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. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.504,
subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

3.2 percent malt liquor.

No sale of 3.2
percent malt liquor may be made between 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
on the days of Monday through Saturday, nor between 2:00 a.m.
and deleted text begin12:00 noon deleted text endnew text begin10:00 a.m.new text endon Sundaydeleted text begin, provided that an
establishment located on land owned by the Metropolitan Sports
Commission, or the sports arena for which one or more licenses
have been issued under section 340A.404, subdivision 2,
paragraph (c), may sell 3.2 percent malt liquor between 10:00
a.m. and 12:00 noon on a Sunday on which a sports or other event
is scheduled to begin at that location on or before 1:00 p.m. of
that day
deleted text end.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.504,
subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Intoxicating liquor; sunday sales; on-sale.

(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 begin12:00 noon deleted text endnew text begin10:00 a.m.new text endon Sundays and 2:00
a.m. on Mondays.

(b) deleted text beginThe governing body of a municipality may after one
public hearing by ordinance permit a restaurant, hotel, bowling
center, or club to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on
the premises in conjunction with the sale of food between the
hours of 10:00 a.m. on Sundays and 2:00 a.m. on Mondays,
provided that the licensee is in conformance with the Minnesota
Clean Air Act.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) deleted text endAn 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.

deleted text begin (d) deleted text endnew text begin(c) new text endA 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 deleted text begin(e) deleted text endnew text begin(d)new text end. 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.

deleted text begin (e) deleted text endnew text begin(d) new text endAn 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.

deleted text begin (f) deleted text endnew text begin(e) new text endVoter 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 $50, plus $20 for each
duplicate.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.504,
subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Intoxicating liquor; off-sale.

No sale of
intoxicating liquor may be made by an off-sale licensee:

(1) on Sundays;

(2) before 8:00 a.m. new text beginor after 10:00 p.m.new text endon Monday through
Saturday;

(3) deleted text beginafter 10:00 p.m. on Monday through Saturday at an
establishment located in a city other than a city of the first
class or within a city located within 15 miles of a city of the
first class in the same county;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) after 8:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and after
10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at an establishment located in
a city of the first class or within a city located within 15
miles of a city of the first class in the same county, provided
that an establishment may sell intoxicating liquor until 10:00
p.m. on December 31 and July 3, and on the day preceding
Thanksgiving day, unless otherwise prohibited under clause (1);
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) deleted text endon Thanksgiving Day;

deleted text begin (6) deleted text endnew text begin(4) new text endon Christmas Day, December 25; or

deleted text begin (7) deleted text endnew text begin(5) new text endafter 8:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24.

Sec. 11.

Laws 2000, chapter 440, section 10, is amended to
read:


Sec. 10new text beginWINE LICENSE; MAIN STREET STAGE THEATRE.
new text end

The city of Anoka may issue an on-sale wine new text beginand malt liquor
new text end license to the Lyric Arts Company of Anoka, Inc. for the Main
Street Stage Theatre. The license authorizes sales new text beginof wine and
malt liquor
new text endon all days of the week to holders of tickets for
performances at the theater. All provisions of Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 340A, not inconsistent with this section,
apply to the license authorized under this section.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective on approval by
the Anoka City Council and compliance with Minnesota Statutes,
section 645.021.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Laws 2003, chapter 126, section 28, is amended to
read:


Sec. 28new text beginELKO SPEEDWAY; ON-SALE LICENSE.
new text end

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 340A.404,
subdivision 1, the city of Elko may issue an on-sale
intoxicating liquor license to the Elko Speedway in addition to
the number authorized by law. The license may authorize sales
deleted text begin only deleted text endnew text beginboth new text endto persons attending deleted text beginracing deleted text endnew text beginany and all new text endeventsnew text begin, and
sales in a restaurant/bar/banquet facility,
new text endat the speedway.
new text begin The license authorizes sales on all days of the week.new text endAll
provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 340A, not inconsistent
with this provision, apply to the license authorized under this
section. The license may be issued for a space that is not
compact and contiguous, provided that the licensed premises may
include only the space within the fenced deleted text begingrandstand deleted text endarea as
described in the approved license application.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon approval
by the Elko City Council and compliance with Minnesota Statutes,
section 645.021.
new text end

Sec. 13. new text beginBRECKENRIDGE; ON-SALE LICENSE.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 340A.404,
subdivision 1, or any other law to the contrary, the city of
Breckenridge may issue a seasonal on-sale intoxicating liquor
license to the Bois de Sioux Golf Club for the nine holes of the
golf course located in Breckenridge. The license may authorize
sales only to persons that are patrons of the golf course or
persons attending tournaments or special events hosted on the
premises. The license authorizes sales on all days of the week.
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. 14. new text beginCITY OF CALEDONIA; LIQUOR LICENSE.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any other law, the city of Caledonia may
issue an on-sale intoxicating liquor license to Caledonia Area
Community Charities, Inc., for the Four Seasons Center in
Caledonia. The license authorizes the licensee to dispense
intoxicating liquor only to persons attending events at the
center. All 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 the day
following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 15. new text beginDETROIT LAKES; ON-SALE.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 340A.404,
subdivision 1, the city of Detroit Lakes may issue an on-sale
intoxicating liquor license, or an on-sale wine license and an
on-sale malt liquor license, to the Castaway Inn and Resort
located at 1200 East Shore Drive, notwithstanding any law, local
ordinance, or charter provision. The license may authorize
sales only to persons who are registered guests at the lodging
establishment, their invitees, or persons attending the spa, a
conference, a meeting, or other events at the lodging
establishment. The license authorizes sales on all days of the
week.
new text end

Sec. 16. new text beginCITY OF DULUTH; ON-SALE LICENSE.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any other law, local ordinance, or charter
provision, the city of Duluth may issue an on-sale intoxicating
liquor license for the premises known and used as the Enger Park
Golf Course, or for any portion of the premises as described in
the approved license application. The license may be issued to
the city or to any person or corporation under contract or
agreement with the city with respect to operation of the golf
course. All provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 340A, not
inconsistent herewith, 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 the day
following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginCITY OF EDEN PRAIRIE; ON-SALE LICENSE.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law, local ordinance, or charter
provision, the city of Eden Prairie may issue an on-sale
intoxicating liquor license to any entity holding an operating
food service contract with the city for the operation of the
cafeteria, for use by the entity at the premises owned by the
city of Eden Prairie, at 8080 Mitchell Road in Eden Prairie.
The license authorizes sales on all days of the week to persons
attending special events in the cafeteria. The licensee may not
dispense intoxicating liquor to any person attending or
participating in an amateur athletic event held on the premises
unless such dispensing is authorized by resolution of the city
council. 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 City Center building and is
included in the description of the licensed premises on the
approved license application.
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. 18. new text beginMANKATO; ON-SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE.
new text end

new text begin The city of Mankato may issue an on-sale intoxicating
liquor license to the premises known as the Midwest Wireless
Civic Center. The license authorizes sales on all days of the
week to persons attending events at the center. All 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 the day
following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 19. new text beginOFF-SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE; MILLE LACS
COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 340A.405,
subdivision 2, paragraph (e), the Mille Lacs County Board may
issue an off-sale intoxicating liquor license to an exclusive
liquor store located in Eastside Township. 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 the day
following final enactment.
new text end