Indiana Code Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure § 35-46-1-11.5

Sec. 11.5 . (a) Except for a coin machine that is placed in or directly adjacent to an entranceway or an exit, or placed in a hallway, a restroom, or another common area that is accessible to persons who are less than eighteen (18) years of age, this section does not apply to a coin machine that is located in the following:

(1) That part of a licensed premises (as defined in IC 7.1-1-3-20 ) where entry is limited to persons who are at least eighteen (18) years of age.

(2) Private industrial or office locations that are customarily accessible only to persons who are at least eighteen (18) years of age.

(3) Private clubs if the membership is limited to persons who are at least eighteen (18) years of age.

(4) Riverboats where entry is limited to persons who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age and on which lawful gambling is authorized.

(b) As used in this section, “coin machine” has the meaning set forth in IC 35-43-5-1 .

(c) Except as provided in subsection (a), an owner of a retail establishment may not:

(1) distribute or sell tobacco or electronic cigarettes by use of a coin machine;  or

(2) install or maintain a coin machine that is intended to be used for the sale or distribution of tobacco or electronic cigarettes.

(d) An owner of a retail establishment who violates this section commits a Class C infraction.  A citation or summons issued under this section must provide notice that the coin machine must be moved within two (2) business days.  Notwithstanding IC 34-28-5-4(c) , a civil judgment for an infraction committed under this section must be imposed as follows:

(1) If the owner of the retail establishment has not been issued a citation or summons for a violation of this section in the previous ninety (90) days, a civil penalty of fifty dollars ($50).

(2) If the owner of the retail establishment has had one (1) citation or summons issued for a violation of this section in the previous ninety (90) days, a civil penalty of two hundred fifty dollars ($250).

(3) If the owner of the retail establishment has had two (2) citations or summonses issued for a violation of this section in the previous ninety (90) days for the same machine, the coin machine shall be removed or impounded by a law enforcement officer having jurisdiction where the violation occurs.

An owner of a retail establishment may not be issued a citation or summons for a violation of this section more than once every two (2) business days for each business location.

(e) Notwithstanding IC 34-28-5-5(c) , civil penalties collected under this section must be deposited in the Richard D. Doyle youth tobacco education and enforcement fund established under IC 7.1-6-2-6 .


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