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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Simplification of alcohol laws. Modifies the general purpose section of Indiana Code Title 7.1. Reduces the number of alcohol permit types to seven. Allows the sale of alcoholic beverages every day. Requires the alcohol and tobacco commission (commission) to adopt rules concerning certain issues. Prohibits the commission from regulating the sale of beer, wine, and liquor based on the temperature of the beer, wine, and liquor. Prohibits the commission from requiring a bar or restaurant to maintain a physical barrier to separate people based on their age. Provides that permits are valid for three years. Repeals sections that restrict or Simplification of alcohol laws. Modifies the general purpose section of Indiana Code Title 7.1. Reduces the number of alcohol permit types to seven. Allows the sale of alcoholic beverages every day. Requires the alcohol and tobacco commission (commission) to adopt rules concerning certain issues. Prohibits the commission from regulating the sale of beer, wine, and liquor based on the temperature of the beer, wine, and liquor. Prohibits the commission from requiring a bar or restaurant to maintain a physical barrier to separate people based on their age. Provides that permits are valid for three years. Repeals sections that restrict or prohibit minors from being present where alcohol is sold, served, or produced. Repeals certain alcohol related crimes. Repeals certain alcohol advertising statutes. Repeals a crime concerning crystalline or powdered alcohol. Repeals a crime concerning providing alcohol to a person without requiring the person to provide their identification. Makes it a Class D infraction for a minor to knowingly: (1) possess an alcoholic beverage; (2) consume an alcoholic beverage; or (3) transport an alcoholic beverage on a public highway when not accompanied by a parent or guardian. Requires the legislative services agency to prepare legislation for introduction in the 2019 regular session of the general assembly to correct statutes affected by this act. ... View more