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House Bill 1638


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House Bill 1638

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB1638 (Updated February 26, 2001 6:20 PM - DI 84)

Alcoholic beverage commission. Changes the name of the alcoholic beverage commission to the alcohol and tobacco commission. Provides for resolving a tie vote of the commission. Establishes experience requirements for the superintendent of law enforcement officers. Defines "grocery store" for purposed of the alcoholic beverage law. Allows a permittee to give notice of an application by placing a sign on the affected property in some circumstances. Allows the commission to accept payment by credit card, money order, or electronic transfer. Allows an Internet company to obtain a salesman's permit. Prohibits the issuance of an employee's permit to certain persons convicted of operating while intoxicated. Allows express hotels to sell alcoholic beverages. Allows hotels to set different prices for alcoholic beverages served in different restaurants in the same hotel complex. Revises the fee schedule for permits. Allows wine dealers to make home deliveries of wine. Increases criminal penalties. Imposes interest, a late payment penalty, and the reasonable costs of collection on a person who fails to make a timely payment of an infraction payable to the youth tobacco education and enforcement fund. Makes it a Class C infraction for a person to purchase tobacco for a minor. Allows certain tobacco notices to have alternative language approved by the commission. Allows a primary source to sell and ship a limited amount of wine from the location described in the primary source's basic permit from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to an adult resident of Indiana if certain conditions are met. Allows the department of parks and recreation in Portage to permit the retail sale of alcoholic beverages in the city's park and recreation facilities if the department first secures the necessary permits required under IC 7.1. Amends the definition of "distribute" for purposes of the youth tobacco laws. Allows the Indiana alcoholic beverage commission to provide alternative words for notices that are required to be posted on vending machines that sell tobacco. Makes changes regarding the advertisement of tobacco products on signs or billboards. Allows a facility that operates a paved track that is used primarily in the sport of auto racing to allow a person to enter its establishment with alcoholic beverages. Provides that grocery stores and drug stores in Hendricks and Monroe counties may be located within 200 feet from a church or school under certain circumstances (The current law only applies to grocery stores in Monroe County). Makes other changes.
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 In Committee - 2nd House
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