Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Two Blue Laws, One Stone

Or, bill. Looks like the Indiana legislature is on its' way to repealing two laws that deal with alcohol sales. From the Lafayette Journal-Courier:
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill allowing Indiana's microbreweries to sell beer for carryout on Sundays.

The Senate voted 28-17 Monday to endorse House changes to the bill. The measure now heads to the desk of Gov. Mitch Daniels for his consideration.

The bill would limit the amount of beer a microbrewery can sell to about two cases per transaction. Indiana's 32 microbreweries have limits on how much beer they can make each year.

The bill also repeals a law that prohibits alcohol sales during voting hours on election days.

I remember how arcane and of the 1950's South I thought these laws were upon arrival in Indiana in 2002. Good to see them repealed.

There's still work to be done, though. I had no idea that Indiana limited production of microbreweries. What kind of madness is that? If Barley Island or Three Floyds are able to sell from vats the size of Rhode Island (to quote a beer ad of yore), why shouldn't they? In this economy? Let them sell!

(H/T: Doug Masson)

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