IN HB1396 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 14 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-14 - First reading: referred to Committee on Public Policy
Pending: House Public Policy Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Alcoholic beverages and tobacco. Makes the following changes to IC 7.1: (1) Provides that the alcohol and tobacco commission (commission) has additional powers with regard to tobacco. (2) Allows the holder of a food hall vendor's permit and a retailer's permit who also holds a permit for a small brewery, a farm winery, or an artisan distillery (craft manufacturer) to sell carryout alcoholic beverages at the retailer's permit premises that are produced under the craft manufacturer's permit. (3) Amends the definition of "entertainment complex" to include a venue with permanent seating for at least 600 (instead of 800) persons. (4) Removes the requirement that the department of local government finance consent to the continuation of a permittee's business by the permittee's heir. (5) Requires the disclosure of the names of the officers of a corporation or other entity applying for a permit in a published notice or Internet web site. (6) Eliminates the requirement of a public meeting for making an initial request to the commission to deposit a permit in escrow. (7) Requires certain permit applicants to provide documentary evidence of United States citizenship or lawful entry into the United States. (8) Requires a municipality to notify the chairman of the commission of any retailer or dealer premises annexed into the municipality, in order to ensure the correct distribution of excise funds. (9) Establishes requirements in order for a liquor to be advertised or labeled Indiana rye whiskey. (10) With certain exceptions, requires a permit applicant to provide the name and address of each person or entity holding at least a 2% interest in the permit and business. (11) Allows a craft manufacturer to locate near a school or church if the church or school does not object. (12) Eliminates Indiana residency requirements for retailers, dealers, and brewers. (13) Provides for "grab and go stores" in convention centers or other locations that are accessible only by ticketed event attendees and provide self-service sales of individual alcoholic beverage servings in addition to sales of food and nonalcoholic beverages. (14) Allows a retailer, small brewery, farm winery, or artisan distillery to deliver alcoholic beverages to a customer in the parking lot or an adjacent area. (15) Allows a small brewery, farm winery, and artisan distillery to sell and deliver alcoholic beverages to a wholesaler directly from a separate storage building. (16) Allows certain farm wineries and artisan distilleries to directly distribute a limited amount of wine and liquor to the holder of the appropriate retailer's or dealer's permit. (17) Repeals provisions that require an artisan distiller's permit applicant to hold another manufacturer permit and that establish requirements for applicants who, as of January 1, 2014, do not hold another manufacturer's permit. (18) Allows wine to be sold and distributed in a can or other permissible container. (19) Requires alcoholic beverage quotas for permits in Indianapolis to be based on the population located within Marion County and outside the excluded cities of Beech Grove, Lawrence, and Southport and the excluded town of Speedway. (Current law provides that quotas for permits in the consolidated city are based on the population of the consolidated city's fire special service district.) Makes stylistic changes.

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Alcoholic beverages and tobacco.



2021-01-14HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Public Policy
2021-01-14HouseCoauthored by Representative Clere
2021-01-14HouseAuthored by Representative Smaltz

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