Governor Walz Signs the ‘Wine and Beer To Go’ Bill
The Wine and Beer To Go bill (Senate File 4489) has just been signed into law by Governor Walz. This means that those members with on-sale licenses may begin selling up to a six-pack of 12oz cans (72 ounces) of malt beverage (beer, hard seltzer, cider, etc.) AND one 750 ml bottle of wine unopened and in the original packaging with a take-out food order and being picked up by a person 21 years of age or older as of Saturday, April 18, 2020 until the Emergency Executive Order is lifted.
House May Act Friday on Bill to Allow Beer, Wine To-Go with Restaurant Takeout
From Session Daily, April 16, 2020
Restaurants struggling to stay in business and customers thirsty for an adult beverage with their to-go food orders could be more loudly exclaiming “TGIF” tomorrow.
A proposal that would allow restaurants to sell wine and beer with takeout food orders until the state’s mandatory shutdown ends is expected to be on the House Floor Friday.
Sponsored by Sen. Karin Housley (R-St. Marys Point), SF4489 was passed 65-2 by the Senate Thursday. A couple hours later, the House Commerce Committee held an informational remote hearing on the bill components. It has not formally been introduced as a bill in the House.
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