Alcohol, open container; no person shall possess in passenger area of motor vehicle, civil penalty. (SB206)

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 »


02/06/2012: Merged into SB289


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101591D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/26/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB206)
02/06/2012Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB289-Locke) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB289.