Dermody sponsors bill commemorating 100th Indy 500

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Tuesday, March 1, 2016 2:30 pm

Dermody sponsors bill commemorating 100th Indy 500

STATEHOUSE (March 1, 2016) – State Rep. Tom Dermody’s (R-LaPorte) bill celebrating the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 by allowing commemorative alcohol bottles to be sold the Sunday of the big race was passed by the House today with a vote of 89-6.  

“The purpose of this bill is to be able to sell commemorative bottles on the Sunday of the Indy 500 race to remember a historical event in our state,” Dermody said. “This would be a one-time allowance strictly to help celebrate the race.”  

Senate Bill (SB) 294 would make an exception to the state’s ban on Sunday alcohol sales so that those who attend the upcoming Indy 500 event can purchase and leave with a keepsake bottle celebrating the 100th running of the race. It would allow the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to sell alcohol in commemorative bottles from the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 29, 2016.

After today’s passage by the House of Representatives, SB 294 will now go to the governor where it could be signed into law.

 

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Rep. Dermody represents portions of LaPorte and Starke counties.