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  • Increases penalties for failing to secure a child in a child passenger restraint system or booster seat while operating a motor vehicle.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill increases the penalties for motor vehicle operators who fail to secure a child under the age of eight years and weighing less than 80 pounds in a child passenger restraint system or booster seat in a rear seat in accordance with current law. The current penalty is a fine of between $10 and $25. The bill increases the penalty for a first offense to a fine of $100 but provides that for a first offense, the court shall waive the fine to be imposed if the defendant demonstrates that the defendant is in possession of a child passenger restraint system. The fine for second and subsequent offenses is not less than $250 or more than $500. The bill establishes a Division of Highway Traffic Safety Child Passenger Restraint System Assistance Fund to be administered by the State Treasurer. From the moneys collected from each fine, $25 is to be deposited into the fund and used exclusively by the Division of Highway Traffic Safety to purchase child passenger restraint systems for distribution to persons and organizations that establish and maintain child passenger restraint system lending programs.
Women and Children
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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