CHAPTER 247--S.F.No. 2460
relating to athletic facilities; providing a funding process for a football stadium at the University of Minnesota; transferring land in Dakota County from the University to the Department of Natural Resources; establishing a mitigation fund; requiring reports; allocating a taconite tax to support the Hockey Hall of Fame; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; 298.28, by adding a subdivision; 340A.404, subdivision 4a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 137; 473.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
State-owned recreation; entertainment facilities.
Notwithstanding any other law, local ordinance, or charter provision, the commissioner may issue on-sale intoxicating liquor licenses:
(1) to the state agency administratively responsible for, or to an entity holding a concession or facility management contract with such agency for beverage sales at, the premises of any Giants Ridge Recreation Area building or recreational improvement area owned by the state in the town of White, St. Louis County;
(2) to the state agency administratively responsible for, or to an entity holding a concession or facility management contract with such agency for beverage sales at, the premises of any Ironworld Discovery Center building or facility owned by the state at Chisholm; and
(3) to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for events at Northrop Auditorium.
The commissioner shall charge a fee for licenses issued under this subdivision in an amount comparable to the fee for comparable licenses issued in surrounding cities.
Presented to the governor May 22, 2006
Signed by the governor May 24, 2006, 3:25 p.m.