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SB 23 - Admissibility of Seat Belt Evidence in Court - Key Vote

Georgia Key Votes

Bill Cowsert voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (39-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Admissibility of Seat Belt Evidence in Court

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals provisions of existing law that prohibited failure to use a seat belt from being considered evidence of negligence or causation.

Highlights:
-Repeals a provision of existing law that prohibited failure to provide proper restraint for a child in a vehicle from being considered negligence per se (Sec. 1).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) - (Key vote)

Title: Admissibility of Seat Belt Evidence in Court

Sponsors

  • Jim B. Butterworth (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Greg Goggans (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lee Hawkins (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chip Pearson (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Don R. Thomas (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
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