Bill That Would Allow Alcohol Sale At State Fair Makes It To Governor's Desk

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

Bill That Would Allow Alcohol Sale At State Fair Makes It To Governor's Desk

February 26, 2014 Updated Feb 26, 2014 at 11:13 AM EST

INDIANA (21Alive) -- A bill that would allow the sale of alcohol at the Indiana State Fair made it to Governor Mike Pence's desk for his possible signature.

Alcohol has been banned at the state fair for decades but supporters wanted to repeal that to help show-off certain Hoosier businesses, like wineries.

The State Fair Commission would have to come up with a plan on where and when to sell alcohol during the State Fair, likely in a confined area.

Jan. 29 Report
The Indiana House passed a bill that would allow alcohol to be sold on state property, including places like the Indiana State Fair.

State Representative, Phil Giaquinta (D) Fort Wayne, is the author of House Bill 1116. He says the proposal would increase visitation at certain events and increase revenue in the state.

The bill now advances to the Indiana Senate.

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