Alcohol and criminal offenses.

Authors: Senator R Michael Young

Co-authors: Senator Lonnie Randolph

Sponsors: Representative Gregory Steuerwald

Co-Sponsors: Representative Jud McMillin

Advisors: Senator Pete Miller, Senator Greg Taylor


Revises numerous provisions of IC 7.1 that deal with criminal liability. Removes the requirement that the driver's license of a minor shall be suspended if the minor commits certain offenses related to the unlawful possession or purchase of an alcoholic beverage if the offenses do not involve the use of a motor vehicle. Makes it a Class B misdemeanor for a person to knowingly or intentionally: (1) rent property; or (2) provide or arrange for the use of property; for the purpose of allowing or enabling a minor to consume an alcoholic beverage on the property. Makes this offense a: (1) Class A misdemeanor if the person has a prior unrelated conviction; and (2) Level 6 felony if the consumption, ingestion, or use of the alcoholic beverage is the proximate cause of the serious bodily injury or death of any person. Provides immunity from civil liability for a postsecondary educational institution or its agents under certain conditions.(The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the criminal law and sentencing policy study committee.)