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Posted: Jan 13 2014 10:32AM
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REP. LOON INTRODUCES BILL ALLOWING SUNDAY LIQUOR SALES


REP. LOON INTRODUCES BILL ALLOWING SUNDAY LIQUOR SALES

Legislation would allow municipalities to decide sales of off-sale liquor

ST. PAUL – State Representative Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie) has authored a bill for the upcoming 2014 legislative session that would remove a state law banning Sunday off-sale liquor sales and allow local municipalities to decide hours and rules for these sales. The issue has brought lawmakers together from both parties under the theme of restoring freedom and local control while making Minnesota more competitive and removing government barriers to free enterprise.

Loon issued the following statement:

“The time has come for state government to abolish this outdated law and move the decision closer to the people. While local governments should have the final say in how these sales are controlled, our citizens and businesses deserve a less restrictive regulatory climate that invites competition, creates jobs and brings fundamental freedom back to our communities. While I understand and appreciate some of the concerns raised by opponents of Sunday sales in the past, none of our neighboring states ban off-sale liquor sales on Sunday, and Minnesota is one of only 12 states nationwide with such a law. I have worked with both Republicans and Democrats who are ready to make this small but important change to our state statutes and enhance our economic competitiveness.”

The legislation would amend Minnesota Statutes section 340A.504, subd. 4 by removing a current statewide ban on Sunday sales.

Loon is the Deputy Minority Leader in the Minnesota House of Representatives and is currently serving in her third term.

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Jenifer Loon represents House District 48B, which includes the City of Eden Prairie, in the Minnesota House of Representatives.  Rep. Loon encourages constituents to contact her with questions or opinions on any state or legislative issue.  She can be reached via email rep.jenifer.loon@house.mn and phone calls can be placed to her office at 651.296.7449.  U.S. Mail should be sent to Rep. Jenifer Loon, 261 State Office Building, 100 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155.

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