Bosma selects former State Rep. Bill Davis to chair Alcohol Code Revision Commission

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:00 am

STATEHOUSE (May 30, 2018) – House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced his decision Wednesday to appoint former State Rep. Bill Davis to chair the Alcohol Code Revision Commission.

Davis was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2004, and served on several committees, including Roads and Transportation, Commerce and Economic Development, Elections, and Labor and Pensions. Davis also served on the Ways and Means Committee from 2005-2010, and as chair of the Public Policy Committee from 2011-2013. Davis retired from the Indiana General Assembly and assumed the directorship of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs before retiring in 2014.

“During Bill’s service to the General Assembly, especially as chair of the Public Policy Committee, he always demonstrated strong leadership skills, integrity and the right temperament when handed tough issues,” Bosma said. “His strong background in the private and public sectors will help him lead the commission as they focus this summer on improving Indiana’s alcohol licensing laws and evaluating the impacts of over-consumption.”

Davis also worked for Meshberger Brothers Stone Corp. for 32 years, and he and his wife also owned and operated Limestone Products, Inc., for more than 30 years.

In 2017, the Alcohol Code Revision Commission was charged with undertaking a comprehensive review of Indiana’s alcohol laws and submitting recommendations to the General Assembly. The commission divided its work over two years, with a focus last year on reform recommendations for the retail sector of Indiana’s alcohol statutes.

This year, the Legislative Council charged the commission with examining ways to reduce complexity and improve consistency in Indiana's alcohol licensing system, evaluating the current quota structure for providing alcohol licenses, and studying over-consumption at retail outlets, hours of sale, and the impact on DUI rates, sexual assaults and public safety.

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Click here for a link to the Legislative Council’s resolution assigning summer study committee topics, including assignments for the Alcohol Code Revision Commission.