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SF 756

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/11/2019 02:32pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to environment; prohibiting restaurants from providing single-use plastic
straws to customers except upon request; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325F.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [325F.995] PLASTIC STRAW RESTRICTIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, "restaurant" means a food and
beverage service establishment, whether the establishment serves alcoholic or nonalcoholic
beverages, that operates from a location for more than 21 days annually. Restaurant does
not include a food cart or a mobile food unit.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Providing single-use plastic straws. new text end

new text begin A restaurant must not provide a single-use
plastic straw to a customer unless the customer requests a straw or selects a straw from a
self-service dispenser. Nothing in this section precludes a restaurant from providing customers
with nonplastic straws as an alternative to single-use plastic straws, including but not limited
to straws made from paper, sugar cane, or bamboo.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Penalty. new text end

new text begin A violation of this section is a petty misdemeanor.
new text end