HOUSE BILL No. 1507
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Synopsis: Open alcoholic beverage containers. Makes it a Class B
infraction for the operator of a motor vehicle, while the motor vehicle
is in operation or parked on the right-of-way of a public highway, to
allow an alcoholic beverage container that has been opened, that has a
broken seal, or from which some of the contents have been removed to
be in the passenger compartment of the motor vehicle. Provides certain
Effective: July 1, 2003.
January 16, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy, Ethics and
First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1507
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 9-30-15-3; (03)IN1507.1.1. -->
, AS AMENDED BY P.L.1-2000,
SECTION 14, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 3. (a) This section does not apply to the
(1) A container located in a locked glove compartment.
(2) A container located:
(A) behind the last upright seat; or
(B) in an area not normally occupied by a person;
in a motor vehicle that is not equipped with a trunk.
The operator of a motor vehicle
who has an alcohol
concentration equivalent to at least four-hundredths (0.04) gram of
alcohol per one hundred (100) milliliters of the blood, or per two
hundred ten (210) liters of the breath, and
who, while the motor vehicle
is in operation
knowingly or parked on the right-of-way of a public
allows a container:
(1) that has been opened;
(2) that has a broken seal; or
(3) from which some of the contents have been removed;
to be in the passenger compartment of the motor vehicle commits a
Class B infraction.
If a person is found to have a previous unrelated judgment under
this section or a previous unrelated conviction or judgment under
within twelve (12) months before a violation that results in
a judgment under this chapter, the court may recommend the person's
driving privileges be suspended for not more than one (1) year.