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House Bill 1057

House Bill 1057

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF HB 1057 (Updated April 28, 2005 4:54 pm - DI 69)

Open alcoholic beverage containers. Creates exceptions to the law concerning open alcoholic beverage containers in motor vehicles. Makes it a Class C infraction for a person in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle to possess an alcoholic beverage container: (1) that has been opened; (2) that has a broken seal; or (3) from which some of the contents have been removed. Removes the requirement that, in proving a violation of the open container law, the state must show that the driver of the motor vehicle had a minimum level of alcohol in the driver's blood or breath. Specifies that a violation of the open container law occurs while a motor vehicle is on the right-of-way of a public highway even if the vehicle is not in operation. Specifies that a violation of the open container law is not considered a moving traffic violation: (1) for purposes of the law concerning bureau of motor vehicles operating records; and (2) for which points are assessed by the bureau under the point system.
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