S.F. No. 1506, as introduced - 86th Legislative Session (2009-2010) Posted on Mar 13, 2009
1.1A bill for an act1.2relating to higher education; modifying the requirements for certain on-sale
1.3liquor sales at the University of Minnesota;amending Minnesota Statutes 2008,
1.4section 340A.404, subdivision 4a.
1.5BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
1.6 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 340A.404, subdivision 4a, is amended to
1.8 Subd. 4a. State-owned recreation; entertainment facilities. Notwithstanding any
1.9other law, local ordinance, or charter provision, the commissioner may issue on-sale
1.10intoxicating liquor licenses:
1.11 (1) to the state agency administratively responsible for, or to an entity holding a
1.12concession or facility management contract with such agency for beverage sales at, the
1.13premises of any Giants Ridge Recreation Area building or recreational improvement area
1.14owned by the state in the town of White, St. Louis County;
1.15 (2) to the state agency administratively responsible for, or to an entity holding a
1.16concession or facility management contract with such agency for beverage sales at, the
1.17premises of any Ironworld Discovery Center building or facility owned by the state at
1.19 (3) to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for events at Northrop
1.20Auditorium, the intercollegiate football stadium, or at no more than seven other locations
1.21within the boundaries of the University of Minnesota, provided that the Board of Regents
1.22has approved an application for a license for the specified location and provided that
1.23the application for a stadium or arena location allows for the legal sale of intoxicating
2.1liquor throughout the stadium or arena and does not limit the sale of intoxicating liquor to
2.2premium seating areas or suites.
2.3 The commissioner shall charge a fee for licenses issued under this subdivision in an
2.4amount comparable to the fee for comparable licenses issued in surrounding cities.
2.5EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
2.6and applies to applications for an on-sale liquor license made after December 1, 2008.