A state study commission working to modernize Indiana’s alcohol laws did not get the support needed to recommend expanding cold beer sales.
The 2017 Hoosier Survey reveals more than half of Indiana residents support Sunday sales and cold beer sales in supermarkets and convenience stores.
Supporters of the change say it would allow convenience store owners to adapt to a changing market.
The Alcohol Code Revision Commission is slated to meet over the next two years to review Indiana's alcohol laws, some of which date to prohibition.
Indiana Senate GOP Leader David Long chose former Senator Beverly Gard to lead the new two-year commission on the state's alcohol laws.
Indiana convenience stores want Hoosiers to hear directly from them on the need for changes to the state’s alcohol laws.
Lawmakers completed a temporary rewrite of the state’s alcohol carryout laws to address a convenience store that found a legal work-around.
The proposed legislative language would bar Ricker from renewing his permits next year.
The controversy over Ricker’s convenience stores’ ability to sell cold beer and hard alcohol grew more contentious.
A battle is brewing at the Statehouse as lawmakers try to keep legislation alive that addresses a loophole used by Ricker's convenience store to sell cold beer.