SENATE BILL No. 359
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 35-46-9.
Synopsis: Prohibit alcohol on school property. Makes it a Class B
misdemeanor for a person to knowingly or intentionally possess an
alcoholic beverage on school property or on a school bus.
Effective: July 1, 2012.
January 9, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and
Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)
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SENATE BILL No. 359
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
criminal law and procedure.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 35-46-9; (12)IN0359.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 35-46-9 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS
CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
Chapter 9. Possession of Alcoholic Beverages on School
Property and School Buses
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "accredited nonpublic school"
has the meaning set forth in IC 21-7-13-4.
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "alcoholic beverage" has the
meaning set forth in IC 7.1-1-3-5.
Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "public school" has the meaning
set forth in IC 20-18-2-15(1).
Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, "school" means a public school
or an accredited nonpublic school containing students in any grade
from kindergarten through grade 12.
Sec. 5. A person who knowingly or intentionally possesses an
(1) in or on school property; or
(2) on a school bus;
commits possession of an alcoholic beverage on school property, a
Class B misdemeanor.