Sec. 8. (a) It is a Class B misdemeanor for a person to:

(1) recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally sell, barter, exchange, provide, or furnish an alcoholic beverage to a minor; or

(2) knowingly or intentionally:

(A) rent property; or

(B) provide or arrange for the use of property;

for the purpose of allowing or enabling a minor to consume an alcoholic beverage on the property.

Terms Used In Indiana Code 7.1-5-7-8

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • minor: means a person less than eighteen (18) years of age. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5

(b) However, the offense described in subsection (a) is:

(1) a Class A misdemeanor if the person has a prior unrelated conviction under this section; and

(2) a Level 6 felony if the consumption, ingestion, or use of the alcoholic beverage is the proximate cause of the serious bodily injury or death of any person.

(c) This section shall not be construed to impose civil liability upon any postsecondary educational institution, including public and private universities and colleges, business schools, vocational schools, and schools for continuing education, or its agents for injury to any person or property sustained in consequence of a violation of this section unless the institution or its agent:

(1) sells, barters, exchanges, provides, or furnishes an alcoholic beverage to a minor; or

(2) either:

(A) rents property; or

(B) provides or arranges for the use of property;

for the purpose of allowing or enabling a minor to consume an alcoholic beverage on the property.

[Pre-1973 Recodification Citation: 7-2-1-9(a).]

Formerly: Acts 1973, P.L.55, SEC.1; Acts 1975, P.L.74, SEC.1. As amended by Acts 1982, P.L.69, SEC.16; P.L.102-1983, SEC.5; P.L.100-1983, SEC.6; P.L.79-1986, SEC.3; P.L.2-2007, SEC.132; P.L.94-2008, SEC.50; P.L.158-2013, SEC.127; P.L.159-2014, SEC.50.