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Sunday Sales bill introduced to MN Senate

From the MN Beer Activists page: http://mnbeeractivists.com/legislativeevents/sunday-sales-bill-sf-0225-introduced-to-minnesota-senate

DFL Senator Roger Reinert
and GOP Senator Jeremy Miller crossed party lines to author SF 0225, a bill to finally ease the prohibition on Sunday off-sale liquor purchases in Minnesota.

The bill would allow off-sale establishments to operate on Sundays if they choose to be open. In addition to Sundays, the bill would allow sales on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

“We are a free market society, consumers can make choices and people of faith who don’t want to shop on Sunday can make that choice, others who want to can,” said Sen. Reinert. “We just really don’t need the government telling a business when it can be open and when it can’t be.”

Sen. Reinert said it is all about giving the consumers what they want and giving businesses options. Sunday sales could generate anywhere between $15 million to $150 million in tax revenue.

After the initial reading the bill was referred to the Senate Commerce Committee. If the Senate Commerce Committee Chair James P. Metzen (52, DFL) decides to hear the bill it will continue to move along in the political process.  If Committee Chair Metzen decides not to hear the bill it will likely never make it to the floor.


To keep up with the latest information on this bill, to to the MN Beer Activists page: http://mnbeeractivists.com/