STATEHOUSE (March 6, 2018) — House Bill 1419, which would remove outdated alcohol provisions from Indiana Code, recently passed the Senate by a vote of 41-8, said State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette).
HB 1419, sponsored by Alting, would allow alcoholic beverages of any type to be sold from a portable structure or cart on a golf course. Under current law, golf courses are only allowed to sell malt beverages from portable structures or carts.
Additionally, the bill would:
An amendment authored by Alting that would benefit students of the Purdue School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) program was also added to the bill. The amendment would allow a student to work as a waiter or waitress without having attended a server program or obtaining a service certificate if the following requirements are met:
“With this bill, we are taking steps to modernize our outdated alcohol code. These provisions are common sense and support the arts, economic development and students at university hospitality programs in Indiana,” Alting said. “Additionally, the amendment could encourage more students to take these classes, if they knew they wouldn’t face the roadblocks to obtaining the permit. As a Purdue alum and restaurateur, I appreciate the quality of the Purdue HTM program – they truly have one of the best in the country.”
HB 1419 now moves back to the House of Representatives for further consideration.
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