HB 16/LM (BR 129) - J. Haydon
AN ACT relating to traffic regulations.
Amend KRS 189.125, regarding seat belts, to allow primary enforcement of the mandatory seat belt law, exempt operators or passengers for which the seat belt does not fit to NTSHA and manufacturers' specifications; amend KRS 189.990 to specify the a fine for violation of the mandatory seat belt law may be prepaid, and if it is prepaid, the offender does not have to pay court costs; amend KRS 431.452 to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to prohibit law enforcement agencies from erecting roadblocks for the sole purpose of checking for violations of the seat belt law; mandate that between the effective date of the Act and 7/1/2004, law enforcement agencies shall provide educational materials on the benefits of seat belt usage when issuing a citation for a seat belt violation; require the Transportation Cabinet to erect signs on the interstate system notifying motorists of the requirement to seat belts in the Commonwealth; DELAY EFFECTIVE DATE OF SECTION 1 UNTIL JULY 1, 2004.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s))
Jan 7-introduced in House; to Transportation (H)
Feb 18-posted in committee