32.72 SALES BELOW COST PROHIBITED; EXCEPTIONS.
Subdivision 1. Policy; processors; wholesalers; retailers.
(a) It is the intent of the
legislature to accomplish partial deregulation of milk marketing with a minimum negative impact
upon small volume retailers.
(b) A processor or wholesaler may not sell or offer for sale selected class I or class II dairy
products at a price lower than the processor's or wholesaler's basic cost.
(c) A retailer may not sell or offer for sale selected class I or class II dairy products at a retail
price lower than (1) 105 percent of the retailer's basic cost until June 30, 1994; and (2) the retailer's
basic cost beginning July 1, 1994, and thereafter. A retailer may not use any method or device in
the sale or offer for sale of a selected dairy product that results in a violation of this section.
Subd. 2. Exceptions.
The minimum processor, wholesaler, and retailer prices of subdivision
1 do not apply:
(i) to a sale complying with section
, clauses (1) to (4);
(ii) to a retailer giving away selected class I and class II dairy products free if the customer is
not required to make a purchase; or
(iii) to a processor, wholesaler, or retailer giving away selected class I and class II dairy
products free or at a reduced cost to a bona fide charity.
History: 1993 c 65 s 8; 1993 c 367 s 30; 1994 c 558 s 1