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HF 1884

1st Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/30/2016 10:32am

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underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 03/16/2015
1st Engrossment Posted on 03/23/2015

Current Version - 1st Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to alcohol; allowing learner's permits for adults as identification for the
purchase of alcohol; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 340A.503,
subdivision 6.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 340A.503, subdivision 6, is amended to

Subd. 6.

Proof of age; defense; seizure of false identification.

(a) Proof of age
for purchasing or consuming alcoholic beverages may be established only by one of
the following:

(1) a valid driver's license or identification card issued by Minnesota, another state, or
a province of Canada, and including the photograph and date of birth of the licensed person;

(2) a valid military identification card issued by the United States Department of

(3) a valid passport issued by the United States;

new text begin (4) a valid instructional permit that includes a photograph issued under section
171.05 to an adult of legal age to purchase alcohol;
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deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end in the case of a foreign national, by a valid passport.

(b) In a prosecution under subdivision 2, clause (1), it is a defense for the defendant
to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant reasonably and in good
faith relied upon representations of proof of age authorized in paragraph (a) in selling,
bartering, furnishing, or giving the alcoholic beverage.

(c) A licensed retailer or municipal liquor store may seize a form of identification
listed under paragraph (a) if the retailer or municipal liquor store has reasonable grounds
to believe that the form of identification has been altered or falsified or is being used to
violate any law. A retailer or municipal liquor store that seizes a form of identification as
authorized under this paragraph must deliver it to a law enforcement agency, within 24
hours of seizing it.

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new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015.
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