Senate committee shuts down cold beer sales bill

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – It was expected but a Senate committee overwhelmingly voted down a measure that would have allowed for the sale of cold beer in Indiana grocery and convenience stores as well as pharmacies.

The 9-1 vote in the Senate Public Policy Committee that was held Wednesday essentially ends the bills’s path during this legislative session.

Indiana is the only state that regulates the temperature at which beer is sold. Those who supported the ‘carry-out’ bill say the state is behind the times.

In both the House and Senate committee’s hearing bills on the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales, votes were almost unanimous in overturning the prohibition.

The Republican-led session had that issue as one of it’s top priorities. GOP lawmakers said that they knew “the time had come.”