In yet another story that the headline made me think Wisconsin, a lawmaker in Montana is trying to repeal the ban on road beers in his state.
Not for drivers, mind you–but for passengers.
House Rep. Daniel Zolnikov (R-Billings, approximately 14 hours, 39 minutes from the Dells), sponsored the bill.
“The argument was made — how about if it tempts the driver?” Zolnikov said. “That’s like saying (designated drivers) shouldn’t go to bars in case they’re tempted to have a drink. Where is the self-responsibility? This isn’t allowing for people to drink and drive, it’s allowing a passenger to have a beer.”
Zolnikov is a 29 year old from Roundup, Montana (14 hours, 50 minutes from the Dells), meaning he was roughly 18 years old when Montana passed a statewide open container ban in 2005.
While the bill has been debated, the next hearing has not yet been scheduled.