Recurring Open Container Bill Suffers Recurring Failure

State Rep. Jon Lundberg surprisingly took a recurring piece of his legislative agenda — his open container bill — off notice in a Tennessee House State and Local Government subcommittee on Wednesday, reports the Kingsport Times-News.
Lundberg’s so-called “pass the bottle” legislation would have created a misdemeanor offense to possess an open alcoholic beverage container within a vehicle’s passenger area on a public highway.
Lundberg, R-Bristol, was not able to get the bill out of subcommittee when it was controlled by Democrats in past years. But this year, the subcommittee is run by Republicans. Still, Lundberg appeared before the subcommittee and indicated he knew where the bill’s fate was again headed this year.

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