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CHAPTER 92--S.F.No. 477

An act

relating to health; modifying provisions for food, beverage, and lodging establishments;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 157.15, subdivision 12b; 157.22.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 157.15, subdivision 12b, is amended to read:

Subd. 12b.

School concession stand.

"School concession stand" means a food and beverage service establishment located in a school, on school grounds, or within a school-owned athletic complex, that is operated in conjunction with school-sponsored text begin A school kitchen or school cafeteria is not a school concession text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 157.22, is amended to read:


This chapter does not apply to:

(1) interstate carriers under the supervision of the United States Department of Health and Human Services;

(2) new text beginweddings, fellowship meals, or funerals conducted by a faith-based organization using new text endany building constructed and primarily used for religious worshipnew text begin or educationnew text end;

(3) any building owned, operated, and used by a college or university in accordance with health regulations promulgated by the college or university under chapter 14;

(4) any person, firm, or corporation whose principal mode of business is licensed under sections 28A.04 and 28A.05, is exempt at that premises from licensure as a food or beverage establishment; provided that the holding of any license pursuant to sections 28A.04 and 28A.05 shall not exempt any person, firm, or corporation from the applicable provisions of this chapter or the rules of the state commissioner of health relating to food and beverage service establishments;

(5) family day care homes and group family day care homes governed by sections 245A.01 to 245A.16;

(6) nonprofit senior citizen centers for the sale of home-baked goods;

(7) fraternalnew text begin, sportsman,new text end or patriotic organizations that are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(6), 501(c)(7), 501(c)(10), or 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or organizations related to deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end affiliated withnew text begin, or supported bynew text end such fraternalnew text begin, sportsman,new text end or patriotic organizationsdeleted text begin. Such organizations may organize eventsdeleted text endnew text begin for events held in the building or on the grounds of the organization and new text end at which home-prepared food is donated by organization members for sale at the events, provided:

(i) the event is not a circus, carnival, or fair;

(ii) the organization controls the admission of persons to the event, the event agenda, or both; and

(iii) the organization's licensed kitchen is not used in any manner for the event;

(8) food not prepared at an establishment and brought in by individuals attending a potluck event for consumption at the potluck event. An organization sponsoring a potluck event under this clause may advertise the potluck event to the public through any means. Individuals who are not members of an organization sponsoring a potluck event under this clause may attend the potluck event and consume the food at the event. Licensed food establishments other than schools cannot be sponsors of potluck events. A school may sponsor and hold potluck events in areas of the school other than the school's kitchen, provided that the school's kitchen is not used in any manner for the potluck event. For purposes of this clause, "school" means a public school as defined in section 120A.05, subdivisions 9, 11, 13, and 17, or a nonpublic school, church, or religious organization at which a child is provided with instruction in compliance with sections 120A.22 and 120A.24. Potluck event food shall not be brought into a licensed food establishment kitchen;

(9) a home school in which a child is provided instruction at home;

(10) new text beginschool new text endconcession stands deleted text beginoperated in conjunction with school-sponsored events on school property are exempt from the 21-day restriction; anddeleted text endnew text begin serving commercially prepared, nonpotentially hazardous foods, as defined in Minnesota Rules, chapter 4626;new text end

(11) group residential facilities of ten or fewer beds licensed by the commissioner of human services under Minnesota Rules, chapter 2960, provided the facility employs or contracts with a certified food manager under Minnesota Rules, part 4626.2015new text begin;new text end

new text begin (12) food served at fund-raisers or community events conducted in the building or on the grounds of a faith-based organization, provided that a certified food manager, or a volunteer trained in a food safety course, trains the food preparation workers in safe food handling practices. This exemption does not apply to faith-based organizations at the state agricultural society or county fairs or to faith-based organizations that choose to apply for a license; and new text end

new text begin(13) food service events conducted following a disaster for purposes of feeding disaster relief staff and volunteers serving commercially prepared, nonpotentially hazardous foods, as defined in Minnesota Rules, chapter 4626new text end.

Presented to the governor May 24, 2011

Signed by the governor May 27, 2011, 10:22 a.m.

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