STATEHOUSE (July 5, 2017) — State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) will serve on the Alcohol Code Revision Commission during the summer and fall months to help prepare for the 2018 session the General Assembly.
“This commission is taking an important step in the right direction so that our laws pertaining to alcohol are up-to-date and fair across the board,” Alting said. “Indiana’s three-tier system provides a good foundation because it has built in checks and balances. With that foundation and keeping in mind that alcohol is a regulated industry and not a commodity, the goal of this commission is to provide recommendations to modernize existing law in order to support entrepreneurs and employers, while also maintaining strong public health and safety protections and meeting the needs and desires of the citizens we represent.”
Alting added that he will also serve as Chair of the Interim Study Committee on Public Policy and as a member of the Commission on the Social Status of Black Males.
When Indiana’s part-time legislature is not in session, lawmakers serve on interim study committees that meet to review the state’s top issues, as identified by the General Assembly during the prior legislative session.
Study committee topics are assigned by the bipartisan Legislative Council, comprised of 16 voting members — eight from the Senate and eight from the House of Representatives.
To view interim committee agendas and stream hearings online, visit www.in.gov/iga. More information about topics that will be examined can be found here.
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