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HF 2290

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/18/2019 04:27pm

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A bill for an act
relating to liquor; providing for hours of sale; authorizing licenses; providing for
an accounting adjustment;amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 340A.410,
subdivision 10; 340A.504, subdivision 4; 340A.5041; 340A.602; Laws 1999,
chapter 202, section 13, as amended.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 340A.410, subdivision 10, is amended to
read:


Subd. 10.

Temporary licenses; restrictions.

(a) A municipality may not issue more
than three four-day, four three-day, six two-day, or 12 one-day temporary licenses, in any
combination not to exceed 12 days per year, under section 340A.404, subdivision 10, for
the sale of alcoholic beverages to any one organization or registered political committee,
or for any one location, within a 12-month period.

(b) A municipality may not issue more than one temporary license under section
340A.404, subdivision 10, for the sale of alcoholic beverages to any one organization or
registered political committee, or for any one location, within any 30-day period unless the
licenses are issued in connection with an event officially designated a community festival
by the municipality.

This restriction does not apply to a municipality with a population of deleted text begin5,000deleted text endnew text begin 10,000new text end or
fewer people.

(c) A municipality that issues separate temporary wine and liquor licenses may separately
apply the limitations contained in paragraphs (a) and (b) to the issuance of such licenses to
any one organization or registered political committee, or for any one location.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 340A.504, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Intoxicating liquor; off-sale.

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

(1) on Sundays, except between the hours of deleted text begin11:00deleted text end new text begin10:00 new text enda.m. and deleted text begin6:00deleted text end new text begin5:00 new text endp.m.;

(2) before 8:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m. on Monday through Saturday;

(3) on Thanksgiving Day;

(4) on Christmas Day, December 25; or

(5) after 8:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24.

(b) No delivery of alcohol to an off-sale licensee may be made by a wholesaler or accepted
by an off-sale licensee on a Sunday. No order solicitation or merchandising may be made
by a wholesaler on a Sunday.

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), sales of intoxicating liquor may be made by an off-sale
licensee: (1) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., if Christmas Eve, December 24,
falls on a Sunday; and (2) between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., if New Year's Eve, December
31, falls on a Sunday.
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. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 340A.5041, is amended to read:


340A.5041 AIRPORT COMMISSION; EXTENDED HOURS.

Notwithstanding any law, rule, or ordinance to the contrary, the Metropolitan Airports
Commission may deleted text beginallow extended hours of saledeleted text endnew text begin set the hours of salenew text end at on-sale locations
within the security areas of the Lindbergh and Humphrey Terminals. deleted text beginExtended hours are
allowed for sales during the hours between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. Monday through Sunday.
deleted 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 2018, section 340A.602, is amended to read:


340A.602 CONTINUATION.

In any city in which the report of the operations of a municipal liquor store has shown
a net loss prior to interfund transfernew text begin and without regard to costs related to pension obligations
of store employees, as required by Statement 68 of the Governmental Accounting Standards
Board,
new text end in any two of three consecutive years, the city council shall, not more than 45 days
prior to the end of the fiscal year following the three-year period, hold a public hearing on
the question of whether the city shall continue to operate a municipal liquor store. Two
weeks' notice, written in clear and easily understandable language, of the hearing must be
printed in the city's official newspaper. Following the hearing the city council may on its
own motion or shall upon petition of five percent or more of the registered voters of the
city, submit to the voters at a general or special municipal election the question of whether
the city shall continue or discontinue municipal liquor store operations by a date which the
city council shall designate. The date designated by the city council must not be more than
30 months following the date of the election. The form of the question shall be: "Shall the
city of (name) discontinue operating the municipal liquor store on (Month xx, 2xxx)?".

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 5.

Laws 1999, chapter 202, section 13, as amended by Laws 2013, chapter 42, section
8, and Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 4, article 5, section 10, is amended to read:


Sec. 13. CITY OF ST. PAUL; LICENSES AUTHORIZED.

(a) The city of St. Paul may issue temporary intoxicating liquor licenses under Minnesota
Statutes, section 340A.404, subdivision 10, to Macalester college for the Macalester Scottish
fair, Springfest, and for the annual alumni reunion weekend without regard to the limitation
in Minnesota Statutes, section 340A.410, subdivision 10, paragraph (b).

(b) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 340A.412, subdivision 4, the city of
St. Paul may issue a temporary on-sale intoxicating liquor license to Twin Cities in Motion,
or its successor organization, if any. The license may authorize the sale of intoxicating liquor
on the grounds of the state capitol onnew text begin both days ofnew text end the deleted text begindaydeleted text endnew text begin weekendnew text end of the Twin Cities
Marathon. Any malt liquor and 3.2 percent malt liquor sold must be produced by a Minnesota
brewery. All provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 340A.404, subdivision 10, not
inconsistent with this section, apply to the license authorized by this section.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon approval by the St. Paul city council
and compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginCITY OF EDINA; SPECIAL LICENSE.
new text end

new text begin The city of Edina may issue an on-sale intoxicating liquor license to a retailer located
at 6801 France Avenue South, or to an entity holding a concessions or catering contract
with the retailer, for use on the premises of the retailer, notwithstanding any law or local
ordinance to the contrary. The license authorized by this section may be issued for space
that is not compact and contiguous, provided that all such space is included in the description
of the licensed premises on the approved license application. 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 upon approval by the Edina city council
and compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginROSEVILLE; GOLF COURSE LIQUOR LICENSE.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law or ordinance to the contrary, the city of Roseville may issue
an on-sale intoxicating liquor license for the Roseville Cedarholm Golf Course that is located
at 2323 Hamline Avenue North and is owned by the city. The provisions of Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 340A, not inconsistent with this section, apply to the license issued under
this section. The city of Roseville is deemed the licensee under this section, and the provisions
of Minnesota Statutes, sections 340A.603 and 340A.604, apply to the license as if the
establishment were a municipal liquor store.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon approval by the Roseville city
council and compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021.
new text end