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CHAPTER 558-S.F.No. 2709 An act relating to agriculture; amending provisions regarding the pricing of certain dairy products; amending Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 32.72. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 32.72, is amended to read: 32.72 [SALES BELOW COST PROHIBITED; EXCEPTIONS.] Subdivision 1. [POLICY; PROCESSORS; WHOLESALERS; RETAILERS.] (a) It is the intent of the legislature to accomplish partial deregulation of milk marketing with a minimum negative impact upon small volume retailers. (b) A processor or wholesaler may not sell or offer for sale selected class I or class II dairy products at a price lower than the processor's or wholesaler's basic cost. (c) A retailer may not sell or offer for sale selected class I or class II dairy products at a retail price lower than (1) 105 percent of the retailer's basic cost until June 30, 1994; and (2) the retailer's basic cost beginning July 1, 1994, and thereafter. A retailer may not use any method or device in the sale or offer for sale of a selected dairy product that results in a violation of this section. Subd. 2. [EXCEPTIONS.] The minimum processor, wholesaler, and retailer prices of subdivision 1 do not apply: (i) to a sale complying with section 325D.06, clauses (1) to (4); (ii) to a retailer giving away selected class I and class II dairy products free if the customer is not required to make a purchase; or (iii) to a processor, wholesaler, or retailer giving away selected class I and class II dairy products free or at a reduced cost to a bona fide charity
; or (iv) to a retailer during the month of June 1994, and June of each year thereafter. Presented to the governor May 2, 1994 Signed by the governor May 4, 1994, 3:12 p.m.