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SCS/SB 660 - This act prohibits passengers, as well as drivers, from possessing or consuming an open container of an alcoholic beverage in the passenger area of a motor vehicle on a highway or a right-of-way. A person violating this act shall be guilty of an infraction with a penalty not to exceed $25. This act does not apply to passengers in the passenger area of motor vehicle used to transport persons for compensation or to passengers in the living quarters of a house coach, house trailer or recreational motor vehicle. This act shall also not apply to the possession of an open container behind the last upright seat of a motor vehicle that is not equipped with a trunk.

This act contains a provision similar to one contained in SB 291 (2001).