Citations Affected: IC 7.1-3.
Synopsis: Tracking of beer kegs. Provides for the tracking of the seller
and buyer of kegs of beer.
Effective: July 1, 2002.
January 7, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Governmental and
January 17, 2002, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
SECTION 1. IC 7.1-3-6.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2002]:
Chapter 6.5. Tracking of Beer Kegs
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "keg" means a brewery sealed individual container of beer:
(1) destined for retail sale; and
(2) having a liquid capacity of at least seven and three-fourths (7 3/4) gallons.
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "person" means a person who is not a permittee.
Sec. 3. A permittee who sells a keg of beer for consumption at a place other than a licensed premises must place an identification marker on the keg at the time of sale. The commission shall prescribe the form of the identification marker. The identification marker must:
(1) enable the identification and tracking of the seller of beer;
(2) be removable or reusable when the keg is processed for refilling; and
(3) contain other information that the commission requires.
Sec. 4. A person who purchases a keg of beer for consumption at a place other than a licensed premises must sign a receipt for the keg. The commission shall prescribe a form for the receipt that:
(1) enables the identification and tracking of the purchaser of beer; and
(2) contains other information that the commission requires.
Sec. 5. The commission may impose a civil penalty under IC 7.1-3-23-3 or suspend the permit of a permittee who sells a keg of beer for consumption at a place other than a licensed premises and who at the time of sale fails to:
(1) place an identification marker on the keg; or
(2) obtain a signed receipt from the purchaser.
Sec. 6. A person who:
(1) possesses a keg of beer without an identification marker required under this chapter;
(2) possesses a keg of beer with an altered identification marker; or
(3) provides false information on a receipt required under this chapter;
commits a Class B infraction.