Bill Status of SB2340 93rd General Assembly
Short Description: SEAT BELTS-CHILD PASSENGERS
Sen. J. Bradley Burzynski and Dave Syverson
| 1/11/2005||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Child Passenger Protection Act. Deletes language providing that the General Assembly finds that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death of children of every age from 4 to 14. Provides that whenever a person is transporting a child under the age of 4 (rather than 8), the person is responsible for properly securing the child in a child restraint system. Provides that every person, when transporting a child 4 (rather than 8) years of age or older, but under the age of 16, is responsible for properly securing that child in either a child restraint system or seat belts. Provides that a person under the age of 18, when transporting a child 6 (rather than 8) years of age or older but under the age of 18, is responsible for securing the child in a seat belt. Deletes language providing that a child weighing more than 40 pounds may be transported in the back seat of a motor vehicle while wearing only a lap belt if the back seat of the motor vehicle is not equipped with a combination lap and shoulder belt. Provides that a person's failure to properly secure a child under the age of 6 (rather than 8) years is not contributory negligence.