A new state legislative committee reviewing the state’s liquor laws will not include anyone from the alcohol industry or their lobbyists.

Indiana lawmakers today announced the creation of Legislative Study Committee to review the state’s alcohol laws and issue a final report by late 2018.

The panel may also include non-lawmakers,  however, no one who either holds or has an interest in a  liquor permit can serve on the committee nor can they accept gifts from either.  However, lawmakers are still allowed to take campaign contributions from alcohol-related interest groups.

The entire mattered stemmed from a controversy last session when Rickers convenience stores figured out a way to legally sell cold beer for carryout, which some lawmakers argued was contrary to state public policy.