View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 3249 The Judiciary Committee proposes the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3249 (COUNCIL\GGS\22053ZW11):

Reference is to Printer's Date 2/28/2011.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:

/      SECTION      1.      Section 61-6-4020 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

     "Section 61-6-4020.      (A)      A person who is twenty-one years of age or older may transport lawfully acquired alcoholic liquors to and from a place where alcoholic liquors may be lawfully possessed or consumed; but if the cap or seal on the container has been opened or broken, it is unlawful to transport the liquors in a motor vehicle, except in the a trunk, luggage compartment, or cargo area that is separate and distinct from the driver's and passengers' compartments. For purposes of this exception, the luggage compartment or cargo area is not required to be a closed trunk that is accessible only from the exterior of the motor vehicle. A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than thirty days. A person's driver's license may not be suspended for a violation of this section. For purposes of this section, alcoholic liquors means all distilled spirits regardless of the percentage of alcohol by volume that they contain.
     (B)      Section 61-6-4290 and 61-6-4300 do not apply to violations of this statute."

SECTION      2.      A person whose driver's license is currently suspended due solely to a violation of Section 61-6-4020 is eligible for immediate reinstatement upon payment of the reinstatement fee to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

SECTION      3.      This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.            /

Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.