Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bill legalizing alcohol sales at Indiana State Fair on Pence's desk

A bill that would allow alcohol to be sold at the Indiana State Fair passed both the House and the Senate. It is now up to the governor's decision.

Posted on Feb. 26, 2014 at 5:18 p.m.

An alcohol ban at the Indiana State Fair that has been in effect since 1946 could be repealed as soon as this week, making way for the State Fair Commission to showcase Hoosier wine and beer at future fairs.

The Indiana House passed Senate Bill 339 in a 75-20 vote, the Northwest Indiana Times reported, and now goes to Gov. Mike Pence for his signature. The Indiana Senate passed the bill 33-13 in January.

Supporters of the bill, including Rep. Jerry Torr, R-Carmel, say that it will allow fair attendees to drink Indiana-made beer and wine within a confined area, such as a beer garden.

Opponents cite concerns about alcohol's affect on the family atmosphere at the fair.

What do you think? Should alcohol be sold at the Indiana State Fair?

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