Authors: Senator Ed Charbonneau, Senator Ron Alting, Senator Timothy Lanane
Co-authors: Senator R Michael Young
Sponsors: Representative Edmond Soliday
Co-Sponsors: Representative Thomas Dermody, Representative Karlee Macer, Representative Philip GiaQuinta
Allows the alcohol and tobacco commission (commission) to issue: (1) eight new three-way permits to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premise consumption to applicants who are proprietors of restaurants located within, or not more than 1,500 feet from, a motorsports investment district; and (2) two new three-way permits to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premise consumption for premises located within a qualified motorsports facility. Requires, as a condition of eligibility for certain: (1) three-way, two-way, and one-way alcoholic beverage permits issued in a historic area; (2) three-way, two-way, and one-way alcoholic beverage permits issued in a municipal riverfront development project area; (3) three-way alcoholic beverage permits issued in a motorsports investment district area; and (4) three-way alcoholic beverage permits located within a qualified motorsports facility; that a municipal legislative body enter into a formal written commitment with the permit applicant regarding the character and type of business for which the permit is issued. Limits the applicability of language concerning formal written commitments and certain permits to units where ordinances have been adopted requiring a formal written commitment. Provides that the commission has discretion to deny an application to renew a certain permit or revoke certain permits. Provides that a formal written commitment: (1) may not be limited or restricted; and (2) is terminated at the time a permit is lost, revoked, or not renewed. Specifies that the ownership and location of a permit may not be transferred. Provides that if business operations cease at the location for which the permit was issued for more than six months, the permit reverts to the commission. Requires the commission to deny the renewal of a permit or revoke a permit if the written commitments are violated. Provides that if alcoholic beverages are sold within the Indiana Dunes State Park, the alcoholic beverages may be consumed within 100 feet of the pavilion and the pavilion parking lot.