Rep Keith Franke Capitol Update: Sunday alcohol (2/24/2017)

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Representative Keith Franke

Representative Keith Franke

By Rep. Keith Franke, 2/24/2017

Dear Neighbors,

Sunday Sales Passes
On Monday, the House passed a bill to legalize the sale of alcohol on Sunday. It’s the first time ever that a Sunday sales repeal bill has been voted on and passed in the Legislature. I was one of 85 members from both parties to support this legislation.

As a small business owner, I understand the need to let consumers choose what’s best for them, and consumers have made it very clear they want to purchase alcohol on Sundays. I voted for this measure because it had support from residents in my district, and I didn’t encounter any opposition from local liquor stores.

The bill is now in the Senate where it will be heard on Monday.

My Bills
This week, I introduced a bill to fight terrorism in our state. The legislation makes it a crime to support the planning or execution of a terrorist attack. Much of the anti-terrorism legislation comes from the federal level, but this is a step we can take in Minnesota that could help prevent this violence.

I also have a bill to help South St. Paul. It’s a bonding bill to fund the storm water lift station at Seidl Lake. The legislature doesn’t always pass a bonding bill in the first year of the biennium, but I know this is an important project for the city and I’ll advocate for this legislation to be in any bonding agreement.

Flint Hills Visit
Earlier today I joined other legislators to tour Flint Hills Resources. It was a very informative visit, and I want to thank Jake Reint, Don Kern and Matt Lemke for hosting us!

Please Contact Me
We’ll be putting together some of our major bills in the coming weeks. That means it’s more important than ever for you to reach out and share your opinion. You can email me at or call 651-296-4342.

Have a great weekend,

State Representative Keith Franke
567 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155

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