Bill Text: MN SF2675 | 2013-2014 | 88th Legislature | Introduced

Bill Title: Alcohol service food service requirements removal; spirits service requirements changes; infused beverages and cocktails on-sale use authorization

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2014-03-13 - Referred to Commerce [SF2675 Detail]

Download: Minnesota-2013-SF2675-Introduced.html

1.1A bill for an act
1.2relating to alcohol; removing food service requirements for alcohol service;
1.3changing requirements on service of spirits; allowing on-sale use of infused
1.4beverages and cocktails;amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 340A.404,
1.5subdivision 5; 340A.508, by adding a subdivision.

1.7    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 340A.404, subdivision 5, is amended to
1.9    Subd. 5. Wine licenses. (a) A municipality may issue an on-sale wine license with
1.10the approval of the commissioner to a restaurant having facilities for seating at least
1.1125 guests at one time. A wine license permits the sale of wine of up to 14 24 percent
1.12alcohol by volume for consumption with the sale of food. A wine license authorizes the
1.13sale of wine on all days of the week unless the issuing authority restricts the license's
1.14authorization to the sale of wine on all days except Sundays.
1.15(b) The governing body of a municipality may by ordinance authorize a holder of
1.16an on-sale wine license issued pursuant to paragraph (a) who is also licensed to sell 3.2
1.17percent malt liquors at on-sale pursuant to section 340A.411, and whose gross receipts
1.18are at least 60 percent attributable to the sale of food, to sell intoxicating malt liquors
1.19at on-sale without an additional license.
1.20(c) A municipality may issue an on-sale wine license with the approval of the
1.21commissioner to a licensed bed and breakfast facility. A license under this paragraph
1.22authorizes a bed and breakfast facility to furnish wine only to registered guests of the
1.23facility and, if the facility contains a licensed commercial kitchen, also to guests attending
1.24private events at the facility.
2.1(d) The State Agricultural Society may issue an on-sale wine license to the holder of
2.2a state fair concession contract pursuant to section 37.21, subdivision 2.
2.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

2.4    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 340A.508, is amended by adding a
2.5subdivision to read:
2.6    Subd. 5. Mixed drinks or cocktails. Mixed drinks or cocktails mixed on the
2.7premises that are not for immediate consumption may be consumed on the licensed
2.8premises subject to the requirements of this subdivision pursuant to standards published
2.9by the commissioner. For purposes of this subdivision, a "mixed drink" includes but is not
2.10limited to distilled spirits infused with other ingredients, or other mixed drinks commonly
2.11referred to as cocktails. The standards shall provide that:
2.12(1) the mixed drinks or cocktails be stored, for no longer than 72 hours, in a labeled
2.13container in a quantity that does not exceed five gallons;
2.14(2) infused beverages may be stored in containers in a quantity of five gallons or
2.15larger, for a time to be set in the standards, but at least ten days;
2.16(3) added flavors and other nonbeverage ingredients included in the mixed drinks
2.17or cocktails shall not include hallucinogenic substances or added caffeine or other added
2.18stimulants including but not limited to guarana, ginseng, and taurine; and
2.19(4) the licensee keep records as to when the contents in a particular container were
2.20mixed and the recipe used for that mixture.
2.21EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.