Sunday Liqour Sales Debate Returns To Minn. House

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 9:57 am

The age-old topic in Minnesota, Sunday liquor sales, have returned to the House in the form of multiple bills that were proposed Wednesday.

Sen. Roger Reinert, a DFL’er from Duluth, has introduced several bills that give lawmakers varying options; from incremental steps of repeal all the way to a full repeal of Sunday sales. Another specific bill would allow taprooms to serve beer growlers on Sundays.

According to the AP, lawmakers say there is growing public support for lifting the sales ban and their proposals are designed to start debate between lawmakers.

For years, legislators have skimmed through similar bills, only to be washed away amongst other priorities in the Legislature.

Liquor store owners have spoken against the bill, saying it simply spreads six days worth of sales over seven days, and that profits wouldn’t increase.

Minnesota is one of 12 remaining states with a Sunday liquor band.

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