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File #: Ord 22-36    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/17/2022
Title: Amending Chapter 409.01 of the Legislative Code to align with the requirements for caterer’s permits with MN State Statute 340A.404 Subd. 12.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Minn Stat 340A.404, 2. Rental Hall Liquor Service 2022, 3. MLBA letter, 4. Carol Hanson public comment, 5. Comments recevied by Ward 1, 6. Comments received by Ward 6, 7. Comments received by Ward 7
Title

Amending Chapter 409.01 of the Legislative Code to align with the requirements for caterer’s permits with MN State Statute 340A.404 Subd. 12.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN:

SECTION 1

WHEREAS,  Saint Paul Legislative Code Section 409.01 (d)  limits private events at which liquor is sold, consumed, or served; and

WHEREAS, one of the conditions is that there shall be no more than three (3) private events in twelve (12) months; and

WHEREAS, Saint Paul Legislative Code Section 409.01 is inconsistent with MN State Statute 340A.404, Subd. 12; and

WHEREAS, Council desires to ensure that that licensed rental halls holding private events have the ability to provide an alcohol option for guests by hiring a caterer who holds either a Class T - Temporary On-Sale Liquor License - Caterer or Class N - On-Sale Caterer’s License; and

WHEREAS, Council wishes to remove licensed rental halls from the event limitation of four (4) times per calendar year for the duration of no more than three (3) consecutive days so not to exceed twelve (12) days in a calendar year at one (1) location when holding private events; and 

Now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul does hereby ordain:

SECTION 2

Saint Paul Legislative Code Section 409.01 is hereby amended as follows:

Sec. 409.01. License required; catering approval Class T - Temporary On-Sale Liquor License - Caterer and Class N - On-Sale Caterer’s License.

(a)                     Unless otherwise allowed under Minnesota Statute 340A, No person may directly or indirectly, on any pretense or by any device, sell, barter, keep for sale, charge for possession, or otherwise dispose of alcoholic beverages as part of a commercial transaction without having obtained the required license or permit. Rental of or permission to use a public facility is not a commercial transaction for the purposes of this chapter. No person shall sell intoxicating liquor f...

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