Direct wine sales.

Authors: Senator Mark Messmer


Removes requirements that before a direct wine seller may sell to a consumer: (1) the consumer must provide information in one face-to-face transaction at the seller's place of business; or (2) under certain circumstances, the consumer must provide a verified statement that the consumer is at least 21 years of age, and the seller must provide the name and address of the consumer to the alcohol and tobacco commission (commission). Allows a direct wine seller to sell and ship wine directly to a consumer if the consumer provides: (1) the consumer's name; (2) a valid delivery address and telephone number; (3) proof of age by a state issued driver's license or state issued identification card showing the consumer to be at least 21 years of age; (4) a verified statement that the consumer satisfies certain requirements; and (5) any other information requested by the direct wine seller that is required by the commission. Increases the total amount of wine a direct wine seller may direct ship in Indiana during a permit year from not more than 27,000 liters to not more than 18,000 gallons. Repeals a provision that requires a consumer to provide certain information to a direct wine seller.