Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A bill has been filed to allow Sunday alcohol sales in Indiana.

But without the key legislative player whose authorship was sought by proponents.

I'll be asked this numerous times in the weeks to come, and so allow me to answer again: Neither NABC nor the Brewers of Indiana Guild has a stake in this fight. We're neutral. The fact that NABC can sell Sunday carry-out growlers owes to legislation from 2010 defining our position as a small brewer, within the framework of brewery licensing. The bill described below is cut from a different bolt of legal cloth.

Rinse and repeat.

Bill filed to allow Sunday alcohol sales in Indiana, by Tony Cook (Indy Star)

A bill that would allow Sunday alcohol sales at groceries, pharmacies, and liquor stores has been filed in the Indiana House, but the man who will decide whether it gets a hearing is not the author.

Some, including the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, had hoped that House Public Policy Chairman Tom Dermody, R-LaPorte, would author the bill and in doing so signal his support for the measure.

That would have been a big victory for those who want to overturn the Prohibition-era ban because the bill must pass out of Dermody’s committee to get a hearing in the House.

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