Below is a statement from Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, regarding Monday’s 85-45 House approval of H.F. 30, a bill to legalize Sunday off-sale liquor sales. Upon enactment, the legislation would permit liquor stores to be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays, starting July 1. Sunday’s prohibition on product deliveries would remain. The bill is now in the hands of the Senate for its action.
“This issue is important to our area since, especially during the summer months, tourism is an every-day operation,” Lueck said. “Our small businesses serve a large population of customers that are in our area throughout the weekend. It is time we in St. Paul recognized that our business owners should have the option to be open for off-sales on Sundays, a latitude we already have provided to micro-breweries and wineries. If it fits their business model, they can open their doors. The state shouldn't be mandating they lock their doors on any given day of the week.”