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HB 2108 - Classifies The Failure To Wear A Seatbelt As A Primary Offense - Key Vote

West Virginia Key Votes

Randy Swartzmiller voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Classifies The Failure To Wear A Seatbelt As A Primary Offense

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Classifies The Failure To Wear A Seatbelt As A Primary Offense

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that classifies the failure to wear a seat belt and the use of an electronic communication device while operating a motor vehicle as a primary offense.

Highlights:
  • Classifies the failure to wear a seat belt while operating a motor vehicle as a primary offense with a fine of $25, whereas current law classifies the failure to wear a seat belt as a secondary offense (Sec. 15).
  • Classifies the use of an electronic communication device while operating a motor vehicle as a primary offense with a fine of $100 for the first offense, $200 for the second offense, and $300 for any offense thereafter, effective July 1, 2013 (Sec. 14).
  • Prohibits liability coverage policy from denying a driver’s insurance coverage for injuries caused by a violation of this bill (Sec. 14).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (55-44) - (Key vote)

Title: Classifies The Failure To Wear A Seatbelt As A Primary Offense

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that classifies the failure to wear a seat belt and the use of an electronic communication device while operating a motor vehicle as a primary offense.

Highlights:
  • Classifies the failure to wear a seat belt while operating a motor vehicle as a primary offense with a fine of $25, whereas current law classifies the failure to wear a seat belt as a secondary offense (Sec. 15).
  • Classifies the use of an electronic communication device while operating a motor vehicle as a primary offense with a fine of $100 for the first offense, $200 for the second offense, and $300 for any offense thereafter, effective July 1, 2013 (Sec. 14).
  • Prohibits liability coverage policy from denying a driver’s insurance coverage for injuries caused by a violation of this bill (Sec. 14).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Classifies The Failure To Wear A Seatbelt As A Primary Offense

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