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The sale of alcohol is a huge industry, generating more than $200 billion in sales throughout the country every year. As Americans continue to support this industry, it’s important for lawmakers to take a look at alcohol laws to ensure they are up-to-date.

District 48 State Senator Mark Messmer of Jasper says this past year, the Indiana General Assembly passed three measures related to the sale of alcohol and alcohol permits…..

Meanwhile Messmer says Senate Enrolled Act 172 changes the number of guest days a private club is allowed to hold from one per week to no more than four per month. This law provides private clubs the flexibility to hold multi-day guest events within a month rather than being limited to one per week.

And Senate Enrolled Act 169 allows restaurant owners whose restaurants are on or adjacent to a brewery to sell beer manufactured at the brewery for carryout. Messmer says this law simply codifies what many people thought was the existing law, making it clear that these owners can sell beer for carryout.

He says these are examples of trying to keep Indiana’s alcohol laws up to date with an ever-changing marketplace, while realizing the importance of reasonable regulations on the alcohol industry.

Of course you can contact Messmer’s office directly with your questions and concerns by email at or by phone at 800-382-9467.

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