April 29, 2008(Key vote)
Title: Open Container Law
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that criminalizes the possession of an open container of alcohol within the passenger area of a motor vehicle while on a public highway.
-Exempts vehicles with hired drivers and the living quarters of recreational vehicles from this law (Sec. 1).
-Sets a fine of $50 for passengers or drivers who violate this bill (Sec. 1).
NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.