07RS HB53

HB53

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HB 53 (BR 31) - T. Burch, M. Marzian, R. Palumbo, T. Thompson, J. Wayne

     AN ACT relating to booster seats.
     Amend KRS 189.125 to require that a child under age 8 years between 40 and 57 inches in height and weighing less than 80 pounds be secured in a child booster seat.

HB 53 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS - Retain original provisions of bill; remove weight limit.

     HFA (1, R. Damron) - Retain original provisions; add new section amending KRS 189.990 relating to penalties for traffic offenses to specify that child restraint seat and booster seat fines are not subject to court costs, additional costs, or fees; specify that seat belt violations are not subject to additional costs or fees.

     HFA (2, M. Harmon) - Retain original provisions of the bill; amend KRS 189.990 to nullify the $50 fine if the violator presents evidence that a booster seat has been installed within 30 days or if the violator presents evidence of family income that is below 250 percent of the federal poverty level within 30 days and provide the violator with a booster seat at no charge and nullify the violation; require fines paid to go to the child booster seat fund and use funds to provide booster seats to violators with family income below 250 percent of the poverty level.

     HFA (3, M. Harmon) - Retain original provisions of the bill; amend KRS 189.990 to nullify the $50 fine if the violator presents evidence that a booster seat has been installed within 30 days or if the violator presents evidence of family income that is below 250 percent of the federal poverty level within 30 days and provide the violator with a booster seat at no charge and nullify the violation; require fines paid to go to the child booster seat fund and use funds to provide booster seats to violators with family income below 250 percent of the poverty level.

     HFA (4, R. Damron) - Retain original provisions; add new section amending KRS 189.990 relating to penalties for traffic offenses to specify that child restraint seat and booster seat fines are not subject to court costs, additional costs, or fees; specify that seat belt violations are not subject to additional costs or fees.

     HFA (5, M. Harmon) - Retain original provisions of the bill; amend KRS 189.990 to nullify the $50 fine if the violator presents evidence that a booster seat has been installed within 30 days or if the violator presents evidence of family income that is below 250 percent of the federal poverty level within 30 days and provide the violator with a booster seat at no charge and nullify the violation; require fines paid to go to the child booster seat fund and use funds to provide booster seats to violators with family income below 250 percent of the poverty level.

     HFA (6, M. Harmon) - Retain original provisions of the bill; amend KRS 189.990 to nullify the $50 fine if the violator presents evidence that a booster seat has been installed within 30 days or if the violator presents evidence of family income that is below 250 percent of the federal poverty level within 30 days and provide the violator with a booster seat at no charge and nullify the violation; require fines paid to go to the child booster seat fund and use funds to provide booster seats to violators with family income below 250 percent of the poverty level.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Nov 9-To: Interim Joint Committee on Transportation
     Jan 2-introduced in House
     Jan 3-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 6-posting waived; posted in committee
     Feb 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 9-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 12, 2007; floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 12-floor amendments (2) (4) and (5) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendments (3) and (6) filed
     Feb 14-3rd reading; floor amendment (5) rejected ; passed 89-9 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (4)
     Feb 15-received in Senate
     Feb 20-to Transportation (S)

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