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Liquor Study Commission

Active dates:1971-1973

A liquor study commission to examine Minnesota's total liquor trade structure, was created. The commission was to focus major attention on but not be limited to:
(a) Revenue effects of the trade as presently organized and as organized under any proposed arrangements;
(b) Monopolistic practices in the trade;
(c) Possible alternative arrangements of the trade;
(d) Practices in other states

The commission shall report its findings and a definite comprehensive plan for legislative and administrative action to the governor and legislature no later than January 15,1973.


The Liquor Study Commission held a total of ten public hearings, during which testimony was taken from a variety of public agencies and private groups. Following this series of hearings, the Commission broke down into subcommittees dealing with the issues of liquor retailing, liquor wholesaling and liquor licensing and taxation. Tentative drafts were written after the meetings of these subcommittees and the full Commission then held two drafting sessions to prepare the final draft.


No more than 15 members (see Final Report below for a full list of members).

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News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 2013-2015.
Record last updated: 10/30/2019

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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