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Release: Rep. Klevorn votes to approve takeout wine & beer

Friday, April 17, 2020

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Today, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed legislation to allow takeout sales of beer and wine from bars and restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Representative Ginny Klevorn (DFL-Plymouth) voted to support the legislation. She released the following statement:

“The DFL-led House and GOP-led Senate continue to work together to find adaptive strategies for Minnesotans to COVID-19. Today, it's a bipartisan compromise to help our restaurants and bar owners. I’m proud to take this vote for our Plymouth community.

Working together, we will find more collaborative solutions to help keep our families and businesses safe and economically secure.”

The legislation allows bars and restaurants with liquor licenses to sell up to 72 ounces – the equivalent of one six-pack – of beer, cider or hard seltzer and up to 750 milliliters of wine – the equivalent of one bottle – with food orders. The alcoholic beverages must be sold in their original, unopened containers.

The legislation can be found here. The legislation passed in the Minnesota Senate yesterday, and it is expected to be signed into law by Governor Walz.