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SF 1076

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/29/2012 04:10pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to liquor; eliminating certain conditions for a liquor license at TCF Bank
Stadium; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 340A.404, subdivision 4a;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 137.0226.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 340A.404, subdivision 4a, is amended to
read:


Subd. 4a.

Publicly owned recreation; entertainment facilities.

(a)
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 city of Biwabik, 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;

(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 location deleted text beginand provided that a
license for an arena or stadium location is void unless it requires the sale or service of
intoxicating liquor in a public portion consisting of at least one-third of the general seating
of a stadium or arena. It is solely within the discretion of the Board of Regents to choose
the manner in which to carry out this condition
deleted text end; and

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

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.

(b) No alcoholic beverage may be sold or served at TCF Bank Stadium unless the
Board of Regents holds an on-sale intoxicating liquor license for the stadium as provided
in paragraph (a), clause (3).

Sec. 2. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 137.0226, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

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