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2017 House Bill 4951: Revise child car seat rules
Introduced by Rep. Laura Cox (R) on September 13, 2017
To revise child car seat regulations so they are based on height and weight, not just age. Children under age 2 who weigh 30 pounds or less would have to be in a rear-facing child seat; and children age 2 through 4, or who weigh between 30 and 50 pounds, would have to be a forward-facing child seat. Children between age 5 through 7 would have to be in a booster seat, as would children who weigh between 30 and 50 pounds and are less than 57 inches tall.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on September 13, 2017
Reported in the House on November 8, 2017
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Laura Cox (R) on December 6, 2017
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 6, 2017
Passed 94 to 16 in the House on December 6, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To revise child car seat regulations so they are based on height and weight, not just age. Children under age 2 who weigh 30 pounds or less would have to be in a rear-facing child seat; and children age 2 through 4, or who weigh between 30 and 50 pounds, would have to be a forward-facing child seat. Children between age 5 through 7 would have to be in a booster seat, as would children who weigh between 30 and 50 pounds and are less than 57 inches tall.
Received in the Senate on December 12, 2017
Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on December 12, 2017
Reported in the Senate on January 18, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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