Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 359

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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.





Skinner




    January 9, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and Civil Matters.







Introduced

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 A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]:
     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 alcoholic beverage:
        (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.