Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1298

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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.







Introduced

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 providing:
        (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.