INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
Indiana is a step closer to joining 48 other states that allow alcohol sales
at their state fairs.
The House Public
Policy Committee on Wednesday approved sending the issue to the full House
for its consideration.
The state Senate
previously approved the bill to lift a ban on alcohol during the Indiana
State Fair that spans nearly seven decades.
North Carolina is
the only other state that still does not allow fairgoers to down a cold beer
on site. Ohio ended a ban on beer and wine in 2011.
Both the full House
and Gov. Mike Pence must still approve the measure before the State Fair can
start selling alcohol.