Minnesota Senate Passes Legislation to Allow Takeout Beer and Wine During Stay at Home Order

SAINT PAUL, MN— Today, the Minnesota Senate passed legislation that would allow restaurants with liquor licenses to sell up to one bottle of wine and the equivalent of a six-pack of beer, cider or hard seltzer with takeout food orders. The authority ends when the closure of restaurants, under Governor Walz’s executive order, ends.

“Restaurants across the state of Minnesota have been particularly impacted by public health guidelines and social distancing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet they have done a tremendous job of continuing to feed and serve their communities even under these new circumstances,” said Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent. “Allowing restaurants to sell beer and wine for takeout with food orders will further allow small businesses across the state to keep the lights on. I’m proud to have advocated on behalf of business owners and that we were able to pass this bill in the Senate.”

The language in S.F. 4489 can be found in its entirety, here.

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