Proposal Would Legalize Open Alcohol Containers Downtown.

An effort is underway to make it legal to carry open alcohol containers in downtown Helena. A proposal has been sent to the City Commission, suggesting the boundaries of an open container zone. The driving force behind the effort is Kevin Hamm of Studio 19 Productions. He says people would not be anchored in a bar or brewery after being a drink, and having them walk around downtown would be good for business.