HOUSE BILL No. 1298
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 7.1-5-7-18.
Synopsis: Require identification to buy alcoholic beverages. Requires
a seller of alcoholic beverages to require a consumer to present proof
that the consumer is at least 21 years of age, regardless of the apparent
age of the consumer. Provides that a permittee who fails to require a
consumer to provide identification commits a Class A infraction.
Effective: July 1, 2009.
Culver, Van Haaften, Bell
January 13, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.
First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1298
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 7.1-5-7-18; (09)IN1298.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 7.1-5-7-18 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2009]: Sec. 18. (a) This section applies to a holder of a retailer
permit or dealer permit.
(b) Before selling, bartering, exchanging, providing, or
furnishing an alcoholic beverage to a consumer, a permittee or the
permittee's employees shall require the consumer to present proof
that the consumer is at least twenty-one (21) years of age by
(1) a state issued driver's license;
(2) a state issued identification card; or
(3) other government issued photographic identification.
A permittee and the permittee's employees shall comply with this
section regardless of the apparent age of the consumer.
(c) A permittee or an employee of a permittee who violates this
section commits a Class A infraction.