Indiana Code Title 7.1. Alcohol and Tobacco § 7.1-3-21-11

Sec. 11 . (a) As used in this section, “wall” means a wall of a building.  The term does not include a boundary wall.

(b) Except as provided in subsections (c), (g), and (h), the commission may not issue a permit for a premises if a wall of the premises is situated within two hundred (200) feet from a wall of a school or church, if no permit has been issued for the premises under the provisions of Acts 1933, Chapter 80.  1

(c) This section does not apply to the premises of a:

(1) grocery store, drug store, restaurant, hotel, catering hall, or location for which the use of a supplemental catering permit has been approved if:

(A) a wall of the premises is situated within two hundred (200) feet from a wall of a church or school;

(B) the commission receives a written statement from the authorized representative of the church or school stating expressly that the church or school does not object to the issuance of the permit for the premises;  and

(C) the commission determines that the church or school does not object to the issuance of the permit for the premises;  or

(2) church or school that applies for a temporary beer or wine permit.

(d) The commission shall base its determination under subsection (c)(1)(C) solely on the written statement of the authorized representative of the church or school.

(e) If the commission does not receive the written statement of the authorized representative of the church or school, the premises of the grocery store, drug store, restaurant, hotel, catering hall, or location for which the use of a supplemental catering permit has been approved may not obtain the waiver allowed under this section.

(f) If the commission determines that the church or school does not object, this section and IC 7.1-3-21-10 do not apply to the permit premises of the grocery store, drug store, restaurant, hotel, or catering hall on a subsequent renewal or transfer of ownership.

(g) If the commission:

(1) receives a written statement from the authorized representative of a church or school as described in subsection (c)(1)(B);  and

(2) determines the church or school does not object as described in subsection (c)(1)(C);

the commission may not consider subsequent objections from the church or school to the issuance of the same permit type at the same premises location.

(h) The commission may issue a permit for a premises if the wall of the premises and the wall of a church are separated by at least eighty-five (85) feet, including a two (2) lane road of at least thirty (30) feet in width.

1 Acts 1933, c. 80, “An Act concerning alcoholic beverages, and declaring an emergency,” has been superseded by the provisions of this title.

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