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MMBA | Position Paper

A Resolution Opposing The Concept of Allowing Wine To Be Sold, For Off Premise Consumption, At Any Outlet Other Than Duly Authorized Off-Sale Liquor Stores


CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE CONCEPT OF ALLOWING FURTHER PROLIFERATION OF LIQUOR SALES FROM DISPENSARIES OTHER THAN DULY AUTHORIZED OFF-SALE LIQUOR STORES.

WHEREAS the sale of 3.2 beer by convenience stores, grocery stores, gas stations, and other associated retail outlets for off premise consumption is currently allowed under Minnesota law, and

WHEREAS the check out clerks at the aforementioned types of retail outlets are not generally fully trained to recognize fake identification or in other alcohol management techniques normally required for the employees of duly authorized off-sale liquor dispensaries, and

WHEREAS there is a proposal before the Minnesota Legislature that, if adopted and made law, would allow grocery stores to sell wine for off premise consumption, and

WHEREAS the city of (Name) is endeavoring to curtail youth access to alcohol and tobacco products, and

WHEREAS the proliferation of the types of outlets where the sale of alcohol provides additional opportunities for youth to have access to alcohol, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of (Name) that they hereby oppose the concept of allowing the further proliferation of liquor sales from dispensaries other than duly authorized off-sale liquor stores.

Adopted by the (Name) City Council on this the (Date).

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Mayor

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Attest: City Administrator