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In the event of a fire or other disaster in an area where alcoholic beverages are stored or kept for sale, the licensee shall promptly inform the commissioner of such disaster. The commissioner shall promptly inspect the premises to determine if the alcoholic beverages are fit for human consumption and shall order all of the liquor and wine that is not fit for human consumption immediately destroyed. No sale of alcoholic beverages which have been exposed to a fire or other disaster shall be made until the liquor has been inspected and declared fit for human consumption. In making the inspection, the commissioner may cooperate with a representative of the insurer of the liquor.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 14.06; 299A.02; 340.507


17 SR 1279; L 1991 c 249 s 31; 27 SR 1580

Published Electronically:

October 14, 2013

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