Alcoholic beverages; penalty for possession of open container in motor vehicle. (HB1676)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Possession of open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle; penalty. Provides that no person shall possess an alcoholic beverage in the passenger area of a motor vehicle upon a public highway of the Commonwealth in other than the manufacturer's unopened, original container. The bill punishes violators with a civil penalty of $25. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/06/2006Committee
12/06/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072094472
12/06/2006Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/23/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1676)

Comments

Gil Clancy writes:

What if it's empty?

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Then it's not a container of alcohol. It's just a container.

jennifer writes:

Wow- $25 that is going to break the bank. I say we should just keep it legal!