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House Bill 1075


House Bill 1075

ARCHIVE (2004)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Seat belts. Prohibits a passenger motor vehicle from being stopped, inspected, or detained solely to determine compliance with the law concerning seat belt use by front seat occupants who are at least 12 years of age. Provides that failure to comply with the laws concerning seat belt use may: (1) constitute fault under the law concerning compensatory damages and comparative fault; and (2) limit the liability of an insurer. Allows failure to comply with the laws concerning seat belt use to be admitted in civil actions to mitigate damages. Repeals: (1) conflicting laws concerning stopping, inspecting, or detaining vehicles to determine compliance with seat belt laws; and (2) a provision specifying that failure to comply with the law concerning passenger restraint systems for children does not constitute contributory negligence.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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