January 18, 2002





SENATE BILL No. 97

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DIGEST OF SB 97 (Updated January 16, 2002 4:40 PM - DI 87)



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.





Gard




    January 7, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Governmental and Regulatory Affairs.
    January 17, 2002, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






January 18, 2002

Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


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SENATE BILL No. 97



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning alcoholic beverages.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    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.