Referred to Committee
May 4, 2009
April 30, 2009(Key vote)
Title: Seat Belt Violation as Primary Offense
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that would make operating a vehicle without a seat belt a primary offense.
-Requires that every child under four years of age have a child restraint system when riding in passenger vehicles (Sec. 3).
-Exempts individuals with certain medical conditions and employees who make frequent stops in the course of their business (Sec. 4).
-States that drivers who are not wearing seat belts, have passengers who are not wearing seat belts, or are transporting children who are not adequately restrained will receive a fine (Sec. 5).