SENATE BILL No. 138
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 7.1-3-1.5.
Synopsis: Alcohol trainer programs and server programs. Allows the
alcohol and tobacco commission (commission) to establish an alcohol
server trainer program. Requires the commission to approve alcohol
server trainer programs by third parties. (Current law allows the
commission to approve alcohol server trainer programs by third
parties.) Establishes requirements for alcohol server trainer programs.
Requires the commission to post all of the approved alcohol server
trainer programs and alcohol server programs on the commission's
Internet web site. Removes provisions that: (1) prohibit the commission
from approving alcohol server trainer programs by third parties that
hold or have an interest in certain alcoholic beverage permits; and (2)
establish factors the commission may consider in approving an alcohol
server trainer program.
Effective: July 1, 2013.
January 7, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.
First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)
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SENATE BILL No. 138
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 7.1-3-1.5-5.5; (13)IN0138.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 7.1-3-1.5-5.5, AS ADDED BY P.L.94-2008,
SECTION 18, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 5.5. (a)
Subject to subsection (b), The
(1) may establish a trainer program; and
(2) shall approve a trainer program by a third party that:
(i) the requirements under subsection (b); and
(ii) any other requirements established by the
commission under this chapter; and
(B) is designed to educate individuals on the training of
alcohol servers on the selling, serving, and consumption of
(b) The commission may not approve a trainer program by a third
party that holds or has an interest in any of the following permits:
(1) A primary source of supply permit.
(2) A beer, wine, or liquor wholesaler's permit.
(3) A beer, wine, or liquor retailer's permit.
(4) A beer, wine, or liquor dealer's permit.
(c) In approving a trainer program under this section, the
commission may consider the following factors:
(1) The needs of applicants.
(2) The geographical distribution of the third parties' locations in
(3) The adequacy of the facilities where the trainer program will
(b) A trainer program approved under subsection (a) must:
(1) provide for answering questions from individuals who
attend the trainer program; and
(2) include the following:
(A) Instruction on:
(i) how to teach; and
(ii) the information that is required to be taught in;
a server program.
(B) A trainer workbook or guide that is provided to the
individuals who attend the trainer program and that
contains information required to be taught in a server
(C) Information on the requirements for applicants and
certified trainers under this chapter.
(D) An exam that covers trainer program and server
SOURCE: IC 7.1-3-1.5-7.5; (13)IN0138.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 7.1-3-1.5-7.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 7.5. The commission shall post, on
the commission's Internet web site, each trainer program and
server program that has been approved under this chapter.