An ordinance to amend Section 7.24.040 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws regarding alcoholic beverages in open containers.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That Section 7.24.040 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is hereby amended by deleting the section in its entirety and replacing it with the following:
7.24.040 - Alcoholic beverages in open containers.
A. It shall be a violation for any person, while in or on a street, alley, sidewalk, parking lot, parking garage or other area generally open to the public, except (1) enclosed structures, (2) premises owned by scientific, religious or educational institutions, or (3) premises specifically permitted or licensed for the on-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages or beer; to have in their possession beer, ale, wine or other alcoholic beverage for the purpose of consumption in a container unless such container is commercially sealed.
B. Possession of beer, ale, wine or other alcoholic beverage in an open container not permitted in subsection A hereof shall be prima facie evidence of having said beverage for the purpose of consumption.
Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Delishia Porterfield, Emily Benedict, Russ Pulley, Burkley Allen
IntroducedAugust 18, 2020
Passed First ReadingAugust 18, 2020
Referred toPublic Safety, Beer, and Regulated Beverages Committee
Deferred to October 6, 2020September 1, 2020
Passed Second Reading-
Passed Third Reading-
Next ConsiderationOctober 6, 2020
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Last Modified: 09/04/2020 1:55 PM