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Senator Boots Authors Bill for Cold Beer Sales

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 8, 2018) — State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) announced he has authored Senate Bill 26, which would allow a grocery store, convenience store or drug store to sell beer at any temperature.

“This session, the General Assembly will work towards reforming Indiana’s alcohol code,” Boots said. “Now is the time to update our outdated cold beer law. I hope we can focus on updating these laws in a way that supports entrepreneurs and employers, while also maintaining strong public health and safety protections. Indiana is known as being a great state for doing business, and I believe licensed retailers should have the option to do what is best for their business by making the decision to sell warm or cold beer in their stores.”

Indiana is currently the only state that regulates the temperature of beer sold.

SB 26 is assigned to the Senate Committee on Public Policy where it will receive a hearing Wednesday, Jan. 17 at noon.

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Contact: Lauren Beatty, Press Secretary