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CHAPTER 209--H.F.No. 2918

An act

relating to food safety; authorizing certain beverage production in basements; directing the commissioner of agriculture to amend Minnesota Rules.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

[31.115] LAWFUL TO PRODUCE BEVERAGES IN BASEMENTS OR OTHER SUBGRADE AREAS, USE BUILDINGS FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

For the purposes of inspection, licensing, permitting, and registration by the commissioner of agriculture under Minnesota Rules, parts 1550.1650 to 1550.1870, it is lawful to locate in a basement or other subgrade area an installation to manufacture, mix, or compound flavored beverage base or syrup; bottle or treat water; package carbonated or noncarbonated beverages; or bottle beer or other malt beverages. Buildings or portions thereof within the scope of Minnesota Rules, parts 1550.1710 to 1550.1870, may also be used for other purposes.

Sec. 2.

RULE AMENDMENT.

The commissioner of agriculture must amend Minnesota Rules, parts 1550.1650 and 1550.1720, and any other rules necessary to conform to section 1. The commissioner may use the good cause exemption, under authority of Minnesota Statutes, section 14.388, subdivision 1, clause (3), to amend rules accordingly.

Sec. 3.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final enactment.

Presented to the governor March 29, 2010

Signed by the governor April 1, 2010, 10:13 a.m.

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