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S.F. No. 1607 - Off-sale Liquor License for Food Retailers
Author: Senator Karin Housley
Prepared By: Christopher B. Stang, Senate Counsel (651/296-0539)
Date: March 2, 2020


Sec. 1 defines “food retailer” for purposes of the bill.

Sec. 2 authorizes cities to issue off-sale intoxicating liquor licenses to food retailers.

Sec. 3 exempts food retailers from the requirement that a municipality may not issue more than one off-sale license to any one person or for any one place.

Sec. 4 limits distilled spirits sales under the off-sale license authorized by the bill to Minnesota-distilled spirits.

Sec. 5 exempts off-sale licenses issued to food retailers from the statutory cap on off-sale licenses.

Sec. 6 prohibits a local authority from enacting an ordinance prohibiting a person under 21 from entering a food retailer holding an off-sale license.

Sec. 7 provides for the effective date.

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