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General Assembly Sends SB 1 to the Governor

Thursday, February 22, 2018  
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Statement from the Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 22, 2018) – The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers Chairman Jon Sinder has released the statement below following the Senate concurrence of SB 1 Sunday Sales: 


“The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers congratulates the Indiana State Senate for voting today to concur with Senate Bill 1 which will send this historic piece of legislation to the Governor’s desk.  This is only the latest milestone in the long legislative process that we expect to end with Hoosiers being able to purchase alcohol for carryout on Sunday for the first time since prohibition. 


We would especially like to commend Chairman Ben Smaltz and Chairman Ron Alting for their work in shepherding this landmark bill through the Indiana General Assembly and we appreciate Governor Eric Holcomb who has indicated his intention to sign it into law.    


Indiana’s small business package liquor stores have been preparing for this outcome for months by updating work schedules and if needed hiring, training and licensing new employees that reach the highest standards of safety as required by Indiana law. Indiana’s neighborhood package liquor stores have been responsible merchants of alcohol products since 1933 and we will be ready to open our doors on Sundays for the first time.  We are eager to welcome our loyal customers.”




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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