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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - "Finally, we can get wine to our doors"

That was the heading to this editorial yesterday in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. Some quotes:

Indiana tiptoes into the world of 21st century online shopping.

It was relatively minor legislation in the grand scheme of things, but the bill allowing direct shipment of wine to Indiana residents was a major victory for common sense and a reluctant acceptance of the online-retailing phenomenon that is shaping commerce in the 21st century.

Actually, wineries already had the legal right to ship directly to homes, but only to people who had made an in-person visit so the wine seller could know an adult was doing the online ordering. Now customers can order the wine without that visit, but they still have to fax or scan an ID with the order.

Both requirements are just short of stupid. Once a bottle of wine enters a household, all control over it is lost. But at least now the stupidity doesn’t require a pointless trip.

The ILB has had many, many posts on wine shipping, dating back to 2004.

The most recent was a brief Jan. 28, 2015 mention when SB 113 passed the first house, and this more detailed, Jan. 22nd post when the bill passed the Senate committee.

Here is Senate Enrolled Act 113.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 7, 2015 01:32 PM
Posted to Indiana Government