Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 256

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 7.1-3-1-14.

Synopsis: Alcohol sales on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Allows the holder of a dealer permit to sell alcoholic beverages on a Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve that falls on a Sunday.

Effective: July 1, 2007.





Lewis




    January 8, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce, Public Policy & Interstate Cooperation.







Introduced

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


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SENATE BILL No. 256



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning alcohol and tobacco.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 7.1-3-1-14; (07)IN0256.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 7.1-3-1-14, AS AMENDED BY P.L.165-2006, SECTION 3, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 14. (a) It is lawful for an appropriate permittee, unless otherwise specifically provided in this title, to sell alcoholic beverages each day Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m., prevailing local time, until 3 a.m., prevailing local time, the following day. Sales shall cease wholly on Sunday at 3 a.m., prevailing local time, and not be resumed until the following Monday at 7 a.m., prevailing local time.
    (b) It is lawful for the holder of a retailer's permit to sell the appropriate alcoholic beverages for consumption on the licensed premises only on Sunday from 10 a.m., prevailing local time, until 12:30 a.m., prevailing local time, the following day.
    (c) It is lawful for the holder of a permit under this article to sell alcoholic beverages at athletic or sports events held on Sunday upon premises that:
        (1) are described in section 25(a) of this chapter;
        (2) are a facility used in connection with the operation of a paved

track more than two (2) miles in length that is used primarily in the sport of auto racing; or
        (3) are being used for a professional or an amateur tournament;
beginning one (1) hour before the scheduled starting time of the event or, if the scheduled starting time of the event is 1 p.m. or later, beginning at noon.
    (d) It is lawful for the holder of a valid beer, wine, or liquor wholesaler's permit to sell to the holder of a valid retailer's or dealer's permit at any time.
    (e) Notwithstanding subsection (b), if December 31 (New Year's Eve) is on a Sunday, it is lawful for the holder of a retailer's permit to sell the appropriate alcoholic beverages on Sunday, December 31, from 10 a.m., prevailing local time, until 3 a.m., prevailing local time, the following day.
     (f) Notwithstanding subsection (a), if December 24 (Christmas Eve) is on a Sunday, it is lawful for the holder of a dealer's permit to sell the appropriate alcoholic beverages on Sunday, December 24, from 10 a.m., prevailing local time, until 11:59 p.m., prevailing local time, the same day.
     (g) Notwithstanding subsection (a), if December 31 (New Year's Eve) is on a Sunday, it is lawful for the holder of a dealer's permit to sell the appropriate alcoholic beverages on Sunday, December 31, from 10 a.m., prevailing local time, until 11:59 p.m., prevailing local time, the same day.