language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to liquor; providing for microdistillery and brewer taproom licenses; authorizing the issuance of certain temporary and on-sale municipal licenses; making technical, clarifying, and other changes to certain license provisions; authorizing issuance of on-sale and off-sales licenses by White Bear Township; authorizing issuance of off-sale licenses by the City of Rochester; providing for legislative review of community baseball alcohol issues;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 340A.101, by adding subdivisions; 340A.301, subdivision 4, by adding subdivisions; 340A.4011, subdivision 2; 340A.404, subdivision 7, by adding subdivisions; 340A.412, subdivision 4.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
The commissioner may not issue a license under this section to a person who has not filed a bond with corporate surety, or cash, or United States government bonds payable to the state. The proof of financial responsibility must be approved by the commissioner before the license is issued. The bond must be conditioned on the licensee obeying all laws governing the business and paying when due all taxes, fees, penalties and other charges, and must provide that it is forfeited to the state on a violation of law. This subdivision does not apply to a Minnesota farm winery, licensed under section 340A.315, that is in existence as of January 1, 2010. Bonds must be in the following amounts:
|Manufacturers and wholesalers of intoxicating liquor except as provided in this subdivision||$||10,000|
|Manufacturers and wholesalers of wine up to 25 percent alcohol by weight||$||5,000|
|Manufacturers and wholesalers of beer of more than 3.2 percent alcohol by weight||$||1,000|
(a) Notwithstanding section 340A.401, no license under this chapter is required for a bed and breakfast facility to provide at no additional charge to a person renting a room at the facility not more than two glasses per day each containing not more than four fluid ounces of wine. Wine so furnished may be consumed only on the premises of the bed and breakfast facility.
(b) A bed and breakfast facility may furnish wine under paragraph (a) only if the facility is registered with the commissioner. Application for such registration must be on a form the commissioner provides. The commissioner may revoke registration under this paragraph for any violation of this chapter or a rule adopted under this chapter.
On-sale licenses may be issued by the Metropolitan Airports Commission for the sale of intoxicating liquor in major airports owned by the Metropolitan Airports Commission and used as terminals for regularly scheduled air passenger service.
(a) No license to sell intoxicating liquor may be issued within the following areas:
(1) where restricted against commercial use through zoning ordinances and other proceedings or legal processes regularly had for that purpose, except licenses may be issued to restaurants in areas which were restricted against commercial uses after the establishment of the restaurant;
(2) within the Capitol or on the Capitol grounds, except as provided under Laws 1983, chapter 259, section 9, or Laws 1999, chapter 202, section 13;
(3) on the State Fairgrounds, except as provided under section 37.21, subdivision 2;
(4) on the campus of the College of Agriculture of the University of Minnesota;
(5) within 1,000 feet of a state hospital, training school, reformatory, prison, or other institution under the supervision or control, in whole or in part, of the commissioner of human services or the commissioner of corrections;
(6) in a town or municipality in which a majority of votes at the last election at which the question of license was voted upon were not in favor of license under section 340A.416, or within one-half mile of any such town or municipality, except that intoxicating liquor manufactured within this radius may be sold to be consumed outside it;
(7) within 1,500 feet of a state university, except that:
(i) the minimum distance in the case of Winona and Southwest State University is 1,200 feet, measured by a direct line from the nearest corner of the administration building to the main entrance of the licensed establishment;
(ii) within 1,500 feet of St. Cloud State University one on-sale wine and two off-sale intoxicating liquor licenses may be issued, measured by a direct line from the nearest corner of the administration building to the main entrance of the licensed establishment;
(iii) at Mankato State University the distance is measured from the front door of the student union of the Highland campus;
(iv) a temporary license under section 340A.404, subdivision 10, may be issued to a location on the grounds of a state university for an event sponsored or approved by the state university; and
(v) this restriction does not apply to the area surrounding the premises of Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis; and
(8) within 1,500 feet of any public school that is not within a city.
(b) The restrictions of this subdivision do not apply to a manufacturer or wholesaler of intoxicating liquor or to a drugstore or to a person who had a license originally issued lawfully prior to July 1, 1967.
Presented to the governor May 23, 2011
Signed by the governor May 24, 2011, 2:22 p.m.