BILL NO. 152
1st Session, 59th General Assembly
54 Elizabeth II, 2005
Liquor Control Act
CHAPTER 21 OF THE ACTS OF 2005
The Honourable Ernest L. Fage
Minister responsible for the Liquor Control Act
First Reading: April 19, 2005 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)
Second Reading: April 22, 2005
Third Reading: May 16, 2005
Royal Assent: May 19, 2005
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 (1) Subsection 54(4) of Chapter 260 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Liquor Control Act, is amended by striking out "his residence or to any residence in which he" in the third and fourth last lines and substituting "any place in which the person is permitted to possess, have or consume the liquor or from that place to another place in which the person".
(6) No person shall drive or otherwise exercise care or control of a motor vehicle, whether or not it is in motion, while that person is in possession of liquor or there is liquor in the motor vehicle unless
(c) the liquor is in the trunk or another part of the motor vehicle designed for the carriage of baggage or goods, or in any other location that is not readily accessible to any person in the vehicle; or
(ii) a pickup truck and the liquor is in an exterior compartment or in a space designed for the carriage of baggage or goods, or in any other location that is not readily accessible to any person in the truck,
(iii) a motorcycle within the meaning of the Motor Vehicle Act or an off-highway vehicle within the meaning of the Off-highway Vehicles Act and the liquor is in a baggage compartment, or is otherwise not readily accessible to the driver while the vehicle is being driven, or
(B) the vehicle is being used as a temporary residence while parked on land maintained as grounds for camping or for overnight parking of recreational vehicles or other land that is not part of a public highway.
(7) No person shall, while in or on a motor vehicle other than a motor vehicle parked as provided in paragraph (B) of subclause (iv) of clause (d) of subsection (6), open any bottle, can or other vessel containing liquor or consume any liquor.
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