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2018 Regular Session



Criminal Law – Alcohol Offenses and Gaming – Civil Offenses

Sponsored by:

Senator Smith


In the House - Hearing 3/29 at 1:00 p.m. (Ways and Means)

Synopsis:Making it a civil rather than a criminal offense to consume an alcoholic beverage in public under certain circumstances or to possess an alcoholic beverage in an open container under certain circumstances; requiring certain offenders to be issued a citation under certain circumstances; providing a certain maximum fine of $100; providing that a person may prepay a citation issued for a violation under a certain provision of the Act; making certain conduct relating to betting, wagering, or gambling a civil offense; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senators Smith and Benson
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Judicial Proceedings  View Committee HearingEconomic Matters
Ways and Means
Broad Subject(s):Alcoholic Beverages - Statewide Bills
Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Narrow Subject(s):Alcoholic Beverages -see also- AB-By Subd; Subst Abuse; etc.
Beverage Containers
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
District Courts
Fines -see also- Penalties and Sentences
Gaming -see also- Awards, Medals; Bingo; Lottery; Raffles
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Statutes:Article - Alcoholic Beverages
(6-321, 6-322)
Article - Criminal Law
(10-119, 12-102, 12-103)

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March 19, 2018 1:38 P.M.