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(A) Minn. Stat. § 340A.415, as it may be amended from time to time, authorizes a City Council to impose penalties upon the holder of a liquor license or permit who has failed to comply with an applicable statute or ordinance. However, before penalties can be imposed, there must be a finding that the license or permit holder has committed one or more of the following violations:
(1) Sold alcoholic beverages to another retail licensee for the purpose of resale;
(2) Purchased alcoholic beverages from another retail licensee for the purpose of resale;
(3) Conducted or permitted the conduct of gambling on the licensed premises in violation of the law;
(4) Failed to remove or dispose of alcoholic beverages when ordered by the commissioner to do so under Minn. Stat. § 340A.508, Subd. 3, as it may be amended from time to time; or
(5) Failed to comply with an applicable statute, rule, or ordinance relating to alcoholic beverages.
(B) The penalties may include revocation of the license or permit, suspension of the license or permit for up to 60 days, the imposition of a civil penalty of up to $2,000 for each violation, or any combination of these sanctions. No suspension or revocation may take effect until the license or permit holder has been given an opportunity for a hearing, pursuant to § 110.12. Upon a finding that the license holder or permit holder has committed one of the above-mentioned violations, the City Council shall impose a liquor license civil penalty pursuant to the guidelines set forth in City Council Resolution 09-85.
(Ord. 15-11, passed 11-9-2015)