SB 1260 Permits law enforcement officers to enforce the seat belt law if violation is clearly visible
LR Number:4539S.01I Fiscal Note:4539-01
Last Action:03/04/04 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Transportation Com. (4539S.02C) Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 1260 - This act permits a law enforcement officer to enforce the seat belt law if the violation is clearly visible to the officer without stopping the vehicle. The act provides noncompliance with the seat belt law shall not constitute probable cause for a search of the driver, passenger, or vehicle. The act also increases the seat belt fine from $10 to $15.