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                         Laws of Minnesota 1991 

                         CHAPTER 68-H.F.No. 246 
           An act relating to alcoholic beverages; allowing proof 
          of age by means of a Canadian identification card; 
          amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 340A.503, 
          subdivision 6. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 340A.503, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [PROOF OF AGE; DEFENSE.] (a) Proof of age for 
purchasing or consuming alcoholic beverages may be established 
only by one of the following: 
    (1) a valid drivers driver's license or 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 Minnesota identification card,; 
    (3) a valid Canadian identification card with the 
photograph and date of birth of the person, issued by a Canadian 
province; or 
    (4) in the case of a foreign national, from a nation other 
than Canada, 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. 
    Presented to the governor May 7, 1991 
    Signed by the governor May 9, 1991, 2:15 p.m.