Introduced House Bill (H)

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Economic development alcoholic beverage quotas. Effective January 1, 2018, requires alcoholic beverage retailer's permits (bar or restaurant permits) to be issued based upon the total county population, instead of the population of the city, town, or unincorporated area of the county where the establishment is located. Effective July 1, 2018, allows a city, town, or county to apply to the alcohol and tobacco commission (ATC) to establish a separate quota for retailer's permits and carryout permits (excluding package liquor store permits) for an economic development area. Provides that the economic development area quota is based upon the average yearly visitor Economic development alcoholic beverage quotas. Effective January 1, 2018, requires alcoholic beverage retailer's permits (bar or restaurant permits) to be issued based upon the total county population, instead of the population of the city, town, or unincorporated area of the county where the establishment is located. Effective July 1, 2018, allows a city, town, or county to apply to the alcohol and tobacco commission (ATC) to establish a separate quota for retailer's permits and carryout permits (excluding package liquor store permits) for an economic development area. Provides that the economic development area quota is based upon the average yearly visitor population of the economic development area. Requires the Purdue University tourism and hospitality research center, in conjunction with the office of tourism development, to develop the method by which the ATC determines the average yearly visitor population of an economic development area. ... View more