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IABR Statement on Failure of HB1399, Sunday Sales

Wednesday, January 27, 2016  
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IABR Statement on Failure of HB1399, Sunday Sales


INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 27, 2016) - The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers issues the following statement regarding the failure of HB1399, Sunday Sales. The bill was heard in the House Public Policy Committee this morning and failed with a vote of 5-8:


"We are pleased to see the committee recognize a necessary comprehensive public policy solution regarding how and where alcohol is sold. The State of Indiana has given Hoosier owned package stores a business model through laws and regulations that we have operated under for more than 80 years," said Patrick Tamm, President & CEO.


"Last year there was comprehensive legislation put forth that contained significant public policy regarding where and how alcohol is sold, which included Sunday Sales. We were proud to support last year’s bill, however this year’s legislation, unfortunately, did not meet that objective. We thank the committee for acknowledging that alcohol is not milk or candy and for ultimately upholding Indiana's regulations on alcohol."




The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers, IABR, is the voice of the package store industry in Indiana. The association represents the interests of 1,000 package store owners by promoting responsible retailing, developing sound public policy initiatives and building stronger communities with local advocates. A diverse board of package store owners from around the state helps create a sound foundation for the future of these multi-generational businesses.

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