Sen. Housley calls for 'modernization' of state liquor laws

Updated: December 09, 2019 08:17 AM
Created: December 09, 2019 05:36 AM

(ABC 6 News) Minnesota Senator Karin Housley is calling on the state to modernize its liquor laws.

The push comes after Sen. Housley's office says two major brewing companies announced they will no longer make the lower-strength beer.


According to the Associated Press, Minnesota is the last state to limit beer sales in grocery and convenience stores to an alcohol content of 3.2%.

“We’re two decades into the new millennium, but our liquor laws still reflect an era of Prohibition. It’s time to end the government monopoly, especially on a product so readily available in every one of our neighboring states,” said Senator Housley. 

"We knew it was only a matter of time before the market demanded we bring our liquor laws in line with the rest of the nation."

In addition to the bill to modernize liquor laws, Sen. Housley also introduced an amendment that would allow voters to weigh in on the issue.

To read the proposed bill, click here.

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