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Lundberg's 'Pass The Bottle' bill fails again

HANK HAYES, NET News Service,[email protected] • Mar 16, 2016 at 3:46 PM

NASHVILLE — State Rep. Jon Lundberg’s latest attempt to advance his so-called “Pass The Bottle” legislation failed in a Tennessee House State Government Subcommittee on Wednesday.

The bill would have revised present law governing open containers of alcoholic beverages or beer in a motor vehicle.

Lundberg, R-Bristol, told subcommittee lawmakers he finds it difficult to explain to constituents why his bill always fails.

“It is legal to drive in a car and have an open container of alcohol as a passenger and even pass a state trooper,” Lundberg said. “This is called the ‘Pass The Bottle’ bill because what happens is the driver is drinking and just passes the bottle to the passenger and there’s no fine.”

More on the bill’s failure from the Kingsport Times-News.

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