Current Status Bill Number:
879Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19980114Primary Sponsor: WilsonAll Sponsors: WilsonDrafted Document Number: dka\4700cm.98Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Open containers may be possessed by passenger in moving limousine or chartered bus, Alcohol Beverages, beer and wine
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19980114 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Senate 19971215 Prefiled, referred to Committee 11 SJView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-110, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO OPEN CONTAINERS IN A MOTOR VEHICLE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY POSSESS AN OPEN CONTAINER IN A MOVING LIMOUSINE OR CHARTERED BUS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 61-4-110 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 415 of 1996, is amended to read:
"Section 61-4-110. It is unlawful for a person to have in his possession, except in the trunk or luggage compartment, beer or wine in an open container in a moving vehicle of any kind which is licensed to travel in this State or any other state and that may travel upon the public highways of this State. This section must not be construed to prohibit the transporting of beer or wine in a closed container and does not apply to a passenger in a moving limousine or chartered bus who is not in the driving compartment or portion of the vehicle which is accessible to the driver. A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.