Former Republican Representative Bill Davis was recently sworn in as the new chair of Indiana’s Alcohol Code Revision Commission, replacing Former Senator Beverly Gard. Many local commentators believe this appointment will put a damper on alcohol sales in Indiana.
House Speaker Brian Bosma formally appointed Mr. Davis to this position on May 30th. In an interview with the press, House Speaker Bosma assured the public Davis will work on sensible policies to make the states alcohol laws more efficient.
Gard had a far more lenient attitude towards alcohol sales throughout the state than Davis. While Davis was serving in the Indiana House, he voted against proposals for selling liquor on Sundays and for the expansion of beer sales.
Created by Indiana’s Legislative Council, the Indiana Alcohol Code Revision Commission’s main goals are to figure out how to simplify the state’s alcohol legislation. Members of this commission are set to gather in the summer to discuss findings from a recent two-year study.
Davis was first elected in 2004 as a representative of House District 33 and has served in the Indiana House till 2013. Besides his legislative career, Davis is well-known for his work at the Portland stone-crushed business Meshberger Bros. Stone Corporation. A few of the communities Mr. Davis is actively involved in include the Jay County Hospital Board, the Delaware Country, Club, and the Jay County Boys Club.
Anyone can learn more about the Indiana Alcohol Code Revision Commission’s meetings on the Indiana General Assembly’s official website https://iga.in.gov.