SB0087 (CH0179)

2013 Regular Session



Vehicle Laws - Seat Belts and Child Safety Seats

Sponsored by:

Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 179

Synopsis:Repealing an exception to the requirement that a child under 16 years old riding in a vehicle be secured in a child safety seat or a seat belt that applies in instances where all passenger securing locations are in use by other children; prohibiting a person who is at least 16 years old from being a passenger in a rear seat of a motor vehicle unless the person is restrained by a seat belt; authorizing a police officer to enforce a specified provision of the Act only as a secondary offense; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee (By Request - Departmental - Transportation) and Senator Forehand
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Pre-Filed
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2013
By Request of the Governor
Judicial Proceedings  Listen to Committee HearingEnvironmental Matters  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Vehicle Laws - Rules of the Road
Narrow Subject(s):Fines -see also- Penalties and Sentences
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Motor Vehicle Equipment
Motor Vehicle Operation
Safety -see also- Occupational Safety
Statutes:Article - Transportation
(22-412.2, 22-412.3, 27-106)

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October 24, 2017 1:07 P.M.