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                         Laws of Minnesota 1988 

                        CHAPTER 556-S.F.No. 1822 
           An act relating to liquor; prohibiting certain 
          transactions by brewers and malt liquor wholesalers; 
          amending Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
          340A.308. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
340A.308, is amended to read:  
    340A.308 [PROHIBITED TRANSACTIONS.] 
    (a) No brewer or malt liquor wholesaler may directly or 
indirectly, or through an affiliate or subsidiary company, or 
through an officer, director, stockholder, or partner: 
    (1) give, or lend money, credit, or other thing of value to 
a retailer; 
    (2) give, lend, lease, or sell furnishing or equipment to a 
retailer; 
    (3) have an interest in a retail license; or 
    (4) be bound for the repayment of a loan to a retailer. 
    (b) This section does not prohibit a manufacturer or 
wholesaler from: 
    (1) furnishing, lending, or renting to a retailer outside 
signs, of a cost of up to $100 $400 excluding installation and 
repair costs; 
    (2) furnishing, lending, or renting to a retailer inside 
signs and other promotional material, of a cost of up 
to $100 $300 in a year; 
    (3) furnishing to or maintaining for a retailer equipment 
for dispensing malt liquor, including tap trailers, cold plates 
and other dispensing equipment, of a cost of up to $100 per tap 
in a year; 
    (4) using or renting property owned continually since 
November 1, 1933, for the purpose of selling intoxicating or 
nonintoxicating malt liquor at retail; or 
    (5) extending customary commercial credit to a retailer in 
connection with a sale of nonalcoholic beverages only, or 
engaging in cooperative advertising agreements with a retailer 
in connection with the sale of nonalcoholic beverages only. 
     Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
    Approved April 18, 1988