Alcohol, open container; no person shall possess in passenger area of motor vehicle, civil penalty. (SB843)

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 »


01/02/2013: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee


01/02/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101822D
01/02/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2013Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)