As momentum grows for a repeal of Minnesota’s antiquated ‘blue laws’ – Senator Roger Reinert (DFL-Duluth) and Representative Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie) have teamed up to offer a package of legislative options that would allow for reform of the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales.
The repeal of the Sunday liquor sales ban is not a new idea in the Minnesota legislature. However, it’s an idea in motion and its momentum is growing, with enough voices it will be hard for legislators to ignore this proposal much longer. This year is different for two reasons; to start with Sen. Reinert has been joined in his call to repeal these antiquated ‘blue’ laws by the experienced Rep. Jennifer Loon. The second reason is that the legislature is offering a full spectrum of Sunday liquor law options. From a full repeal to testing the waters with growler and tap room sales, there are many options on the table.