SB 493
Provides that children under 2 years old shall be secured in a rear-facing child passenger restraint system when transported in a motor vehicle
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Last Action:
4/13/2021 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee (2369S.02C)
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 493 - This act specifies that children under the age of 2 years riding in motor vehicles shall be secured in rear-facing child passenger restraint systems; except that the child may be secured in a front-facing system once the child reaches the highest rear-facing weight or height established by the restraint system's manufacturer.

The act also repeals a provision specifying that a person shall not be in violation of the child passenger restraint law if, when transporting children in the immediate family and there are more children than seating positions in the vehicle, the children who are unable to be restrained by an appropriate child safety restraint are seated in the area behind the front seat of the vehicle unless the vehicle is designed only for a front seating area.

This act is similar to HB 1055 (2021), HB 43 (2021), provisions in HCS/HB 673 (2021), HB 2199 (2020), HB 621 (2019), HB 848 (2019), SB 1076 (2018), and HB 2304 (2018).



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