|S.F. No. 1070 - Omnibus Liquor Bill|
|Author:||Senator Sandra Pappas|
|Prepared by:||Christopher B. Stang, Senate Counsel (651/296-0539)|
|Date:||April 17, 2007|
Section 2 (S.F. No. 2223, Pappas) allows intoxicating malt liquor (strong beer) to be sold at the State Fairgrounds.
Section 3 (S.F. No. 201, Bakk) allows brewpubs and small brewers to sell 750 milliliter bottles at off-sale.
Section 4 (S.F. No. 1656, Tomassoni) provides that nothing in the farm winery law prevents a farm winery from obtaining a separate on-sale license and operating a business establishment that uses that license within the physical facilities of the winery.
Sections 5 and 7 (S.F. No. 1996, Metzen) authorize the Commissioner of Public Safety to issue intoxicating liquor licenses to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for events within the boundaries of University campuses.
Section 6 (S.F. No. 1070, Pappas) increases fees for off-sale intoxicating liquor licenses issued by cities. Also establishes a new fee tier for regional centers. License fees shall be reduced by $100 if the licensee agrees to have a private vendor train employees, posts a policy requiring identification checks for all persons appearing to be 30 years old or younger, and establishes a cash award and incentive program to award employees who catch underage drinkers.
Section 8 (S.F. No. 1867, Sparks) allows a nonprofit organization conducting a silent auction to conduct live, on premises auctions of intoxicating liquors provided that funds are dedicated to the charitable purposes of the organization. The auctions are limited to no more than six per year.
Section 9 (S.F. No. 390, Moua) authorizes the City of St. Paul to issue an on-sale intoxicating liquor license to a restaurant located at 374-378 Maria Avenue North.
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