Open container of alcohol; passenger in motor vehicle shall not possess, civil penalty. (SB1035)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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 »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101506D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2011Rereferred from Transportation (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/21/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/25/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1035)
02/02/2011Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (6-Y 7-N 1-A) (see vote tally)