2024 MLBA Legislative Day held Monday, February 26th


Photos from the Event:

The annual Legislative Day at the Capitol for the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association and Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association was held on a sunny warm winter day on Monday, February 26, 2024.

Attendees met in the basement of the historic State Capitol building where a legislative briefing was held by members of our Government Relations team. Issues this year were focused on but not limited to:

  • A bill to get rid of 3.2 beer and let anyone with a 3.2 license sell any strength beer.
  • A bill that would make all retailers become redemption centers for bottles and cans deposits.
  • A bill that would modify the Paid Family and Medical Leave insurance definitions and premium rates as well as allowing small employers to voluntarily participate.
  • A bill that would remove the prohibition on banning merchant bags and another would permit persons that are 17 years of age to serve alcoholic beverages.
  • Plus many more issues and concerns for us during this 2024 Legislative Session.

Schedule for Monday, February 26, 2024

  •  11:00 AM: Legislative Briefing in the Capitol’s Rathskeller (outside our previous Vault room in the basement), 75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard., St Paul, MN 55155
  • 12:00 PM: Lunch sponsored by Illinois Casualty (Boxed sandwich lunch from Keys Cafe provided, additional options available for purchase from the Capitol’s Cafe)
  • 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Individual in-person legislative meetings and various speakers
  • 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM: Tasting reception with political and industry leaders at the Radisson – Capitol Ridge Hotel (walking distance from the Capitol). Thanks to this year’s tasting vendors: Beam Suntory, August Schell Brewing, Ste Michelle Wines, Trinchero Wines, Grey Duck Vodkas and Seltzers, & Capitol Beverage.