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Posted: 3/17/2002 10:27:34 PM EDT
[url]http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/2012287.html[/url] Beer keg registration signed into law Published Mar 15, 2002 Beginning in August, all beer kegs sold in Minnesota must be registered by liquor stores in a new effort to keep alcohol away from minors. Gov. Jesse Ventura signed a bill into law Wednesday enacting the requirement, which had been sought for years by Mothers Against Drunk Driving and anti-youth-drinking groups but blocked until recently by liquor industry opposition. The law will require liquor stores to file the names and signatures of buyers of 7-gallon and larger beer kegs and label them with registration numbers, the retailer's name, address and telephone number and the date and time of purchase. Police say they often break up "kegger" parties of underage drinkers but cannot trace who provided the beer. Keg tags will discourage adults from the most common means of furnishing alcohol to minors, proponents say. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Steve Dehler, R-St. Joseph, was approved 114 to 20 by the House last year and 60 to 0 by the Senate last Friday. -- Conrad deFiebre
Link Posted: 3/17/2002 10:38:14 PM EDT
You've got to be kidding me... [rolleyes] I wonder how much the preban kegs will be worth ? [:D] Cans & bottles will be next... After awhile there will friggin serial numbers on pocket knives...
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 12:38:12 AM EDT
And there will be "controlled deliveries" on pizza orders including beverages.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 1:42:06 AM EDT
When beer is outlawed, only outlaws will have beer.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 2:29:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2002 3:26:54 AM EDT by reddobie]
You said it 71-Hour_Achmed. [img]http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/mica/MiscExclama.gif[/img] [img]http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/guin.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 4:17:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2002 4:17:52 AM EDT by Cleatus]
It won't change much for us here in WI- the MN people will still come over here to get their liquor (especally on sunday)
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 5:18:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 10:28:35 AM EDT
And you thought Kalifornia was bad!
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 11:05:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 11:14:00 AM EDT
Ban beer... for the children...
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 11:21:58 AM EDT
I was always worried that they would do something like that when I was underage. I'm surprised it took this long. I feel sorry for kids now. In 5 years every state will have this law and college will be a drag.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 11:50:37 AM EDT
"yeah can i have some 7 gallon kegs" "ok fill out this form" "umm make that 6 gallon kegs instead"
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 12:12:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 12:22:59 PM EDT
This law will change the entire social structure at every college. It won't stop drinking. It won't even have a noticable effect on drinking. All that will change is instead of large parties where people can meet tons of other people there will be small closed parties. Or even worse just small clicks that get together and just get drunk with the same people every week.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 12:32:20 PM EDT
We have the same law here in Illinois. Wont stop shit. c-rock
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 2:11:31 PM EDT
c-rock, All the cops have to do when they bust up a party is lookup who bought the keg and then arrest the person and prosecute them. So how does it not change anything ? Unless the cops around you aren't going after the buyers of the kegs. I'd never buy a barrel for anyone underage.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 2:37:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Philadelphia_GunMan: This law will change the entire social structure at every college. It won't stop drinking. It won't even have a noticable effect on drinking. All that will change is instead of large parties where people can meet tons of other people there will be small closed parties. Or even worse just small clicks that get together and just get drunk with the same people every week.
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And this will create more Drunk drivers and will ultimately lead to more harm than good. Sounds familiar doesn't it.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 2:39:33 PM EDT
Kali has had this law for years.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 2:43:51 PM EDT
Maryland has had a law similar to this for years. In the 3 years that I worked part time in a liquor store, we filled out the silly form exactly 0 times.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 2:58:56 PM EDT
hello spraypaint... then add the name of the place that actually carded you/wouldn't sell you some...
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 5:15:12 PM EDT
Where will it end? Now all the kids will be gettin' cases of 40's. All that broken glass! Cans everywhere! Let's register them too! By the way, a no questions asked amnesty period will be in effect for you to turn in those "evil" preban kegs.[:D]
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 5:32:53 PM EDT
They started that idea here in NDak right after I turned 21 about 30 years ago and as I recall it didnt do shit to stop keg partys if anything there were more of them. During the summer there was at least one major party every night of the week. I used to have to stay home on the weekend to heal up in time for Monday night.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 5:45:03 PM EDT
And it was sponsored by a Republican and signed my an Independant. Boy those political lines and agendas are getting pretty blurry. What next? Registering rolling papers and "water pipes"?
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 6:18:25 PM EDT
They have been doing that for over 10 years in WA.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 6:33:07 PM EDT
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