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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Direct wine sales. Changes the amount of wine a farm winery can sell annually from 500,000 to 1,000,000 gallons of wine. Provides that a holder of a wine dealer's permit is eligible for a direct wine seller's permit. Removes requirements that before a direct wine seller (seller) may sell to a consumer: (1) the consumer must provide information in one face-to-face transaction at the seller's place of business; or (2) under certain circumstances, the consumer must provide a verified statement that the consumer is at least 21 years of age and the seller must provide information to the alcohol and tobacco commission. Amends the eligibility requirements for a direct wine seller's permit. Requires a consumer to provide the consumer's name, valid delivery address and telephone number, payment, and proof of age by a state issued driver's license or identification card, electronically or otherwise transmitted, before a seller may sell wine directly to a consumer. Requires sellers to remit to the department of state revenue all Indiana excise taxes and sales and use taxes due on the shipments made into the state quarterly. (Current law requires the sellers to remit the taxes monthly.) 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. Makes conforming changes. Repeals provisions that: (1) require a consumer to provide certain information to a seller; (2) restrict the amount of wine a seller may direct ship in Indiana during a permit year; and (3) restrict the amount of wine a consumer may receive in a calendar year. Makes it a Class C infraction for a consumer to resell wine purchased from a holder of a direct wine seller's permit.