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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Child bicycle safety. Requires a person who is less than 16 years of age to wear a properly fitted protective bicycle helmet when the person operates or is a passenger on a bicycle. Provides that a passenger on a bicycle must be either on a seat or in a restraining seat. Provides that the failure of a child to wear a properly fitted protective bicycle helmet or the failure to contain a small passenger in a restraining seat is a Class C infraction, the judgment for which is stayed under certain circumstances. Provides for a Class C infraction for the rental, lease, or sale of a bicycle to or for the intended use of an operator who is less than 16 years of age without the person who is renting, leasing, or purchasing the bicycle showing possession of or acquiring a protective helmet for the intended operator. Makes conforming amendments.