Low level offenses

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Young’s SB 425 on low level offenses. The bill reduces from a Level 6 felony to a Class A misdemeanor several crimes concerning elections and repeals the provision that makes it a Class B misdemeanor for a bar or liquor store to sell alcohol for anything other than cash.

The bill was amended by consent to permit an alcoholic beverage retailer or dealer to: (1) accept credit cards; and (2) extend credit to a consumer if the amount owed is paid before the consumer leaves the premises. The amended bill passed 9-0.

Read the bill at http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2017/bills/senate/425