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House Bill 1207


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House Bill 1207

ARCHIVE (2004)

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DIGEST OF HB 1207 (Updated March 4, 2004 5:15 pm - DI 87)

Exempts the alcohol and tobacco commission (ATC) from statutes that prevent a state agency from compelling an individual to disclose a Social Security number. Prohibits the ATC from issuing a beer wholesaler's permit to a person who has not been a bona fide Indiana resident for one year. Provides that the five year residency requirement for beer wholesalers remains in effect for contracts entered into before July 1, 2004. Prohibits the ATC from issuing a beer wholesaler's permit to a limited liability company, a limited partnership, or a corporation unless at least 60% of the membership interest, partnership interest, or common stock is owned by persons who have been bona fide Indiana residents for one year. Allows the ATC to issue a beer or wine wholesaler's permit to a corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership if no stockholder or person having an interest is a resident of the county in which the licensed premises is to be situated. Allows the holder of a retailer's permit to have an interest in a brewer's permit of a brewery that manufactures not more than 20,000 barrels in a calendar year. Allows a microbrewer to sell beer by the glass at a brewery if the microbrewer furnishes the minimum food requirements prescribed by the ATC. Provides that the holder of a beer, wine, and liquor retailer permit may allow the self-service of alcoholic beverages in a suite of a civic center, a sports arena, a stadium, an exhibition hall, an auditorium, a theater, a tract that contains a paved automobile racetrack more than two miles in length, or a convention center. Increases the attendance and duration of an event at which the holder of an excursion and adjacent landsite permit provides free alcoholic beverages. Provides that if an applicant for an alcoholic beverage permit for a restaurant in a municipal riverfront development project already holds a three-way permit for the premises, the applicant is not eligible for the special permit. Specifies the criteria that an applicant must demonstrate in applying for a special permit in a municipal riverfront development project. Allows a supplemental retailer to sell alcoholic beverages on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Allows a beer, wine, or liquor wholesaler to obtain a deduction for the redevelopment or rehabilitation of real property in areas designated as economic revitalization areas. Eliminates Indiana residency requirements of members or partners of a partnership or limited liability company that holds a brewery permit and operates a microbrewery. Exempts a licensed premises owned or operated by an educational institution of higher learning or an automobile racetrack from provisions imposing criminal or civil liability for the presence of a minor in a public place where alcoholic beverages are sold. Repeals a statute that prohibits a corporation that does business in Indiana from enabling a nonresident of Indiana to control or acquire an interest in a beer wholesaler's permit. Allows a liquor retailer or a package liquor store to provide samples of beer that do not exceed six ounces. Makes conforming amendments.
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