Find a 2017 Bill:

2017 Regular Session



Alcoholic Beverages - Civil Offenses - Public Consumption and Possession of Open Container

Sponsored by:

Senator Smith


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters

Synopsis:Making it a civil rather than a criminal offense to consume an alcoholic beverage in public under specified circumstances or to possess an alcoholic beverage in an open container under specified circumstances; requiring offenders to be issued a citation under specified circumstances; and providing a maximum fine of $100.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Smith and Zirkin
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0380
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2017
Judicial Proceedings  View Committee HearingEconomic Matters
Broad Subject(s):Alcoholic Beverages - Statewide Bills
Narrow Subject(s):Alcoholic Beverages - By Subdivision
Beverage Containers
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Fines -see also- Penalties and Sentences
Statutes:Article - Alcoholic Beverages
(6-321, 6-322)
Article - Criminal Law

How a Bill Becomes Law

Legislative Lingo

Explanation of Floor Motions and Actions

November 28, 2017 1:13 P.M.