Smaltz to serve on new alcohol reform commission

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Friday, July 7, 2017 9:00 am

STATEHOUSE (July 7, 2017) — State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) was recently named to the Alcohol Code Revision Commission, which is tasked with reviewing and recommending changes to Indiana’s alcohol laws.

Smaltz will also serve as vice chair of the Joint Committee on Judiciary and Public Policy and the Interim Study Committee on Public Policy.

“During the summer and fall, the newly created Alcohol Code Revision Commission will take a deep dive into Indiana’s antiquated alcohol laws, focusing on possible changes to retail sales,” Smaltz said. “Over the next two years, I’ll work together with my fellow commission members to identify commonsense solutions to bring Indiana’s alcohol policies into the 21st Century. Also as vice chair of the Joint Committee on Judiciary and Public Policy, I’ll help gather testimony and lead discussions on responsible gun reforms, including how the state could eliminate the law requiring lawful Hoosiers to obtain licenses to carry a handgun.”

Smaltz said interim study committee hearings, which typically occur at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, can be viewed live online at This site also provides committee calendars and meeting agendas. Members of the public are welcomed to attend and testify.


State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) represents House District 52, which includes
all of DeKalb County and portions of Steuben and Allen counties.

A high-resolution photo of Smaltz can be downloaded by clicking here.

You can find a list of the 2017 interim study committee assignments
and other committee and legislative appointments by clicking