|S.F. No. 889 - Supermarket Wine Sales|
|Author:||Senator Linda Sheid|
|Prepared by:||Darlene Sliwa, Senate Research (651/296-1890)|
|Date:||March 24, 2007|
Section 1, subdivision 26a, defines "supermarket."
Section 2, subdivision 1, provides that a city, including one that owns and operates a municipal liquor store, shall issue an off-sale wine license to a supermarket if the applicant meets the licensing and notice requirements of the section and the retail license eligibility requirements of section 340A.402.
Provides that a county or town authorized to issue an off-sale intoxicating liquor license shall issue an off-sale wine license to a supermarket according to the jurisdictional guidelines and requirements set out in 340A.405 and provided that the supermarket meets the licensing and notice requirements of the section and the retail license eligibility requirements of section 340A.402.
Subdivision 2 requires that before a city, county, or town issues an off-sale wine license it must determine that the applicant has established and implemented an employee and supervisor training program and a theft prevention plan.
Subdivision 3 provides that a licensee under this section authorizes the off-sale of wine containing not more than 15.5 percent alcohol by volume for consumption off the licensed premises.
Subdivision 4 requires a city, county, or town that issues a license under subdivision 1 to conduct at least one unannounced youth access compliance check each year at each licensed supermarket.
Subdivision 5 requires a licensee to prominently post a notice that says, "No wine sales will be made to any person under age 21. Every customer purchasing wine will be required to show proof of age."
Subdivision 6 requires employees who sell wine at a supermarket to complete the employee training program in subdivision 2 and to obtain proof of age before making a wine sale. Defines "sale" and "sell" for purposes of the subdivision and section 340A.412, subdivision 12, which refers to employment of minors.
Subdivision 7 provides that a supermarket may only display wine for retail sale in areas immediately adjacent to food and other grocery items in building space occupied for the purpose of supermarket operation.
Section 3, subdivision 3, provides that the city, county, or town that issues an off-sale wine license sets the license fee, which may not exceed the amount reasonably necessary to recover the cost of issuance, inspection, and enforcement.
Section 4, subdivision 3, paragraph (d), provides that the limitations on issuance of licenses in this subdivision do not apply to off-sale wine licenses issued under section 340A.4051 (section 2 of the bill).
Section 5, subdivision 5, exempts off-sale wine licenses under section 340A.4051 (section 2 of the bill) from the provision that regulates the number of off-sale intoxicating liquor licenses by city class.
Section 6, subdivision 4, paragraph (c), provides that notwithstanding section 340A.509 (local restrictions), a city, county, or town may not enact an ordinance that prohibits a person under the age of 21 from entering a supermarket.
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