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Senate Bill 0422


Senate Bill 0422

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Requiring identification for alcohol purchases. Makes it a Class B misdemeanor for an alcoholic beverage permittee or an employee or agent of the permittee to recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally sell, barter, exchange, provide, or furnish another person who, in the opinion of the permittee or the employee or agent of the permittee, appears to be less than twenty-seven (27) years of age, an alcoholic beverage for consumption off the licensed premises without first requiring the person to produce certain proof that the person is 21 years of age. (Current law makes it a Class B misdemeanor for an alcoholic beverage permittee or an employee or agent of the permittee recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally sell, barter, exchange, provide, or furnish another person an alcoholic beverage for consumption off the licensed premises without first requiring the person to produce certain proof that the person is 21 years of age.) Provides that the driver's license, government issued identification card, or government issued document may be expired or unexpired. Provides that it is a defense to a charge of unlawfully furnishing an alcoholic beverage to a minor that the person who purchased the alcoholic beverage produced an expired or unexpired driver's license, government issued identification card, or government issued document. (Current law does not specify whether the driver's license, government issued identification card, or government issued document may be expired for the permittee to offer the defense.)
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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