as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/11/2021 02:44pm
|Introduction||Posted on 03/11/2021|
A bill for an act
relating to liquor; authorizing outdoor consumption for certain on-sale license
holders; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 340A.404, subdivision 4.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 340A.404, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
(a) The governing body of a municipality may authorize a holder of a retail on-sale
intoxicating liquor license issued by the municipality or by an adjacent municipality to
dispense intoxicating liquor at any convention, banquet, conference, meeting, or social affair
conducted on the premises of a sports, convention, or cultural facility owned by the
municipality or instrumentality thereof having independent policy-making and appropriating
authority and located within the municipality. The licensee must be engaged to dispense
intoxicating liquor at an event held by a person or organization permitted to use the premises,
and may dispense intoxicating liquor only to persons attending the event. The licensee may
not dispense intoxicating liquor to any person attending or participating in a youth amateur
athletic event, for persons 18 years of age or younger, held on the premises.
(b) The governing body of a municipality may authorize a holder of a retail on-sale
intoxicating liquor license issued by the municipality to dispense intoxicating liquor off
premises at a community festival held within the municipality. The authorization shall
specify the area in which the intoxicating liquor must be dispensed and consumed, and shall
not be issued unless the licensee demonstrates that it has liability insurance as prescribed
by section 340A.409 to cover the event.
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