INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed several new measures
into law Friday, including one that will no longer require everyone buying
carryout alcohol to show identification regardless of age.
Daniels signed the law Friday that states only those appearing younger than
age 40 must be carded starting July 1.
Daniels also signed a bill requiring Indiana retailers to use a computerized
tracking system for those buying cold medications used in making
methamphetamine. Stores selling ephedrine or pseudoephedrine products will
enter the identity of customers into a multistate database and limit how
much a person can buy.
Daniels vetoed one bill dealing with forfeitures, saying it went against the
state constitution to take much of the proceeds collected through
forfeitures and use it for purposes other than a school fund.
"This bill would take more than ninety cents of every dollar collected
through forfeiture for the 'expense of collection' rather than sending it to
the Common School fund," Daniels wrote in his veto message. "That is
unwarranted as policy and constitutionally unacceptable."
The 13 bills Daniels signed Friday were the last outstanding proposals from
the 2011 legislative session. Daniels has already signed the session's
biggest bills into law, including a new $28 billion state budget, a sweeping
education overhaul and redrawn political maps that will help shape elections
for the next decade.