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House Bill 1532


House Bill 1532

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Motor vehicle occupant restraint systems. Prohibits a passenger motor vehicle from being stopped, inspected, or detained solely to determine compliance with the law concerning safety belt use by front seat occupants who are at least 16 years of age. Authorizes a motor vehicle to be stopped, inspected, or detained solely to determine compliance with child passenger restraint laws when there is probable cause to do so. Provides that failure to comply with the laws concerning safety belt and child restraint system use may constitute fault under the law concerning compensatory damages and comparative fault. Allows failure to comply with the laws concerning safety belt and child restraint system use to be admitted in civil actions to mitigate damages. Repeals conflicting laws concerning stopping, inspecting, or detaining vehicles to determine compliance with safety belt laws.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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