Eberhart sponsors Sunday carryout sales for Indy 500

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Tuesday, March 1, 2016 1:00 pm

Eberhart sponsors Sunday carryout sales for Indy 500

STATEHOUSE (March 1, 2016) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart’s (R-Shelbyville) bill that would allow Sunday carryout sales of alcohol during the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 passed the House today with a vote of 89-6.

“With the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500 race, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway should have the ability to do something special to celebrate this momentous occasion in our state’s history,” Eberhart said. “The carryout sales of alcohol would be a one-time event, strictly for the celebration of 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. Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) represents Shelby County and portions of Bartholomew and Hancock counties.