SB 205
Expands the requirement for children to wear personal flotation devices
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LR Number:
0401S.01I
Last Action:
1/28/2021 - Second Read and Referred S Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SB 205 - Currently, children under the age of seven years old are required to wear a personal flotation device when on board any watercraft on the waters of Missouri. This act names the provision "Hannah's Law" and raises the age until which a child is required to wear a personal flotation device to twelve. This act also requires a child who is wading or swimming in navigable public waters more than three feet in depth to wear a personal flotation device. This act exempts children from the personal flotation device requirement if supervised by a lifeguard.

This act is identical to SB 711 (2020), HB 1727 (2020), and SB 119 (2019), and similar to HB 409 (2019), HB 2341 (2018), SB 324 (2017), SB 616 (2016), SB 483 (2015), and HB 440 (2011).

ERIC VANDER WEERD

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