STATEHOUSE — On Monday, July 1, a number of bills passed by the Indiana General Assembly during the 2019 legislative session were enacted into law, including House Enrolled Act 1518, said State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette).

HEA 1518, which Alting sponsored, makes several improvements to Indiana’s alcohol laws, one of which will permit liquor to be sold from a golf cart at a golf course.

Previously, golf courses were restricted from selling alcohol from a golf cart. This change now allows them to sell beer and other spirits from a golf cart without facing a fine.

“Considering how often you would see ‘beer carts’ at golf scrabbles and other events on the course, it’s almost hard to believe this was not already a state law,” Alting said. “This is an important change that gives golf courses the opportunity and flexibility to serve alcohol from more than just the clubhouse.”

In addition, HEA 1518 allows restaurants, private clubs and caterers to legally run a tab for alcohol on an invoice.

“This section of HEA 1518 cleans up language and ensures that at the end of an event, Hoosier businesses are able to bill clients who have a tab,” Alting said. “It’s already a common business practice. We just want to make sure Indiana’s laws are up-to-date.”