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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Wine shipping and farm winery matters. Allows a farm winery located in or outside Indiana to sell and ship wine directly to an Indiana resident for personal use if the farm winery holds a direct wine shipper's permit. Requires the holder of a direct wine shipper's permit to pay the sales tax and excise tax on wine sold and shipped directly to an Indiana resident. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor for a farm winery that does not have a direct wine shipper's permit to ship wine directly to a person in Indiana who does not hold a wholesaler's permit. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor for a person in the business of selling alcoholic beverages who is located in or outside Indiana to ship alcoholic beverages to a person who does not hold a wholesaler's permit. Allows a holder of an alcoholic beverage permit to sell or offer to sell an alcoholic beverage on credit to an individual who does not hold an alcoholic beverage permit. Allows a farm winery to sell the winery's wine to consumers by the bottle at a farmers' market that is operated on a not- for-profit basis. Allows a farm winery to offer wine tastings and sell the winery's wine at three locations apart from the winery. Increases to 30 days (from nine days) the amount of time in a calendar year that a farm winery may participate in a trade show or exposition.