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.
Indiana's Alcohol and Tobacco Commission approved a temporary hold on 367 renewals on Tuesday.
Indiana legislators are trying to close a loophole that's allowed a convenience store to sell cold beer, a right reserved for liquor stores and restaurants.
A convenience store’s recent use of a legal loophole drew the ire of liquor stores and legislative leaders.
The recommendations don’t include anything about allowing Sunday alcohol carryout sales or allowing retailers other than liquor stores to sell cold beer.
The legislative committee chair says their recommendations likely won’t include action on the controversial issue of Sunday alcohol carryout sales.