Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1391 -- Child Passenger Restraints

Sponsor:  Denison

This bill changes the laws regarding child passenger restraints
and safety belts.  The bill:

(1)  Requires children younger than four years of age, regardless
of weight, or who weigh less than 40 pounds, regardless of age,
to be secured in a child passenger restraint system;

(2)  Requires children four to eight years of age or weighing 40
to 80 pounds or less than four feet nine inches in height to be
secured in a child passenger restraint system or booster seat;

(3)  Requires children at least 80 pounds or more than four feet
nine inches in height or eight years of age or older to be
secured by a vehicle safety belt;

(4)  Requires car rental agencies doing business in Missouri to
inform customers of the requirements of the bill and to provide
an appropriate child passenger restraint system;

(5)  Exempts public carriers for hire and school buses; and

(6)  Requires the Department of Public Safety to develop a public
information program to ensure compliance with child passenger
restraint laws.

The exemption on belt usage of drivers and passengers if there
are more persons than safety belts is removed.

The bill becomes effective January 1, 2007.

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93rd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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