House Speaker Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) and Representative Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie) have introduced legislation to repeal Minnesota’s longstanding ban on off-sale liquor sales on Sundays. The move should come as…
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HF3966 is focused on licensing for the major league soccer stadium in St. Paul, a brewpub in Minneapolis, and others. Rep. Jenifer Loon is likely to propose an amendment that would give municipalities the option to authorize Sunday liquor sales.
A recently released poll from Public Policy Polls shows overwhelming support for Sunday liquor sales from registered voters in Minnesota.
Minnesota voters of all political ideologies believe that Sunday liquor sales should be allowed in the state. Polls show that not only is a repeal of the Sunday liquor ban supported by a majority of voters, but that the issue is gaining momentum.
Supporters of ending the ban on Sunday alcohol sales will meet at the Minnesota State Capitol this Sunday (3/15) to send a message to legislators that the time has come to stop sending our money over the borders to Wisconsin, the Dakotas, and Iowa; the time has come to end Minnesota’s ban on Sunday alcohol sales.
The future of Sunday liquor sales in the city could be in the hands of Saint Paul city council members.
Sen. Dave Osmek (R -Mound) introduced the first Senate version of a Sunday liquor sales bill, SF58. SF58 would allow off-sale transactions from 12:00pm to 10:00pm on Sundays. Expect another version at some point from long time Sunday sales champion Sen. Roger Reinert (D -Duluth).