Is A Sunday Sales Repeal Coming Soon?
Is Minnesota finally poised to repeal its ban on Sunday off-sales liquor? Maybe.
The Star Tribune writes that Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) told reporters on Monday that the issue will almost certainly show up in a bill this year and seems to have support from the majority of his colleagues.
“I think it’s past time,” Daudt said. “If a liquor store doesn’t want to be open on Sunday, they don’t have to.”
The move to repeal the blue law might finally have legs as several long-time opponents in the legislature have softened their stances, and a return to a unified legislature with both chambers controlled by the GOP.
“I’ve been ‘no’ on Sunday sales, but I want to see what the caucus thinks on that,” incoming Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa) told the Star Tribune. “Stay tuned.”
Gov. Mark Dayton has previously indicated that he would sign a repeal into law.