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House Bill 1022


House Bill 1022

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Motor vehicle occupant restraint systems. Prohibits stopping, inspecting, or detaining a passenger motor vehicle 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 police officer to stop, inspect, or detain a motor vehicle solely to determine compliance with the law concerning the use of child passenger restraint systems when the police officer has probable cause to believe that an infraction is being committed under that law. Repeals: (1) provisions specifying that the failure to comply with the laws concerning safety belt and child passenger restraint system use does not constitute fault or contributory negligence; and (2) a prohibition against the admission of evidence of the failure to comply with the law concerning safety belt use 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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