H.R. 1092 (101st): To amend title 23, United States Code, relating to open containers of alcoholic beverages and consumption of alcoholic beverages in the passenger area of motor vehicles.

Feb 23, 1989 (101st Congress, 1989–1990)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Byron Dorgan
Representative for North Dakota At Large
Related Bills
H.R. 540 (102nd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 16, 1991


This bill was introduced on February 23, 1989, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 23, 1989
Referred to Committee Feb 23, 1989

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20 cosponsors (15D, 5R) (show)

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Requires the Secretary of Transportation to withhold five percent of the amount required to be apportioned to any State under the Federal-aid highway program if it is lawful in such State to:
(1) possess an open alcoholic beverage container in the passenger area of any motor vehicle on a public highway; or
(2) consume any alcoholic beverage in such motor vehicle on a public highway.
Exempts from such withholding measures charter buses of ten or more passengers whose drivers are not permitted by State law to possess open alcoholic beverages in the passenger area.
Provides for the release of withheld funds to States which comply with this Act.

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