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  • Acts
  • 2001
  • Chapter 91 AN ACT CLARIFYING THE OPEN CONTAINER LAW.

Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to regulate forthwith the possession of alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety and convenience.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Section 24I of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2000 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting the following subsection:-

(d) Notwithstanding this section, the driver of any motor vehicle, including but not limited to a house coach or house trailer, shall not possess an open container of alcoholic beverage.

Approved September 27, 2001.