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    Subdivision 1. Enforcement responsibility. The commissioners of public safety and
revenue shall enforce and administer the provisions of this chapter.
    Subd. 2. Nonapplicability. This chapter does not apply to:
(1) medicines intended for therapeutic purposes and not intended as a beverage;
(2) industrial alcohol designed for mechanical, chemical, scientific, pharmaceutical, or
industrial purposes; or
(3) nonpotable compounds or preparations containing alcohol.
    Subd. 3. Powers of commissioner of revenue. The commissioner, or duly authorized agents,
may conduct investigations, inquiries, and hearings under this chapter and, in connection with
such investigations, inquiries, and hearings, the commissioner and the duly authorized agents
shall have all the powers conferred upon the commissioner and the commissioner's examiners by
chapter 270C, and the provisions of that chapter shall apply to all such investigations, inquiries,
and hearings.
    Subd. 4. Expenses of administration. Expenses for the administration of this chapter shall
be paid out of appropriations to the commissioner for the administration of this chapter and
shall include fees and expenses incurred by the attorney general and any county attorney in
litigation in connection with the enforcement of this chapter. Expenses also include all court
costs and expenses.
History: 1997 c 179 art 1 s 2; 2005 c 151 art 2 s 17