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SB 120 (BR 1608) - T. Buford, W. Blevins Jr., J. Rhoads, D. Ridley

     AN ACT relating to booster seats.
     Amend KRS 189.125 to require that a child under age 7 years between 40 and 50 inches in height be secured in a child booster seat; amend KRS 189.990 relating to penalties for traffic offenses to require that a courtesy warning be issued for a first violation of the booster seat requirement; require that child restraint seat and booster seat fines are not subject to court costs, additional costs, or fees; require that seat belt violations are not subject to additional costs or fees; amend KRS 186.574 and 431.452 to conform.


     SCS - Amend provisions to allow courtesy warnings until 2009, to set the penalty for the offense at $30, and to allow a defendant to purchase a booster seat in lieu of paying the fine.

     Jan 29-introduced in Senate
     Jan 31-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 5-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 6-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 7-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 11-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 12, 2008
     Mar 12-3rd reading, passed 30-5-2 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 13-received in House
     Mar 18-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Mar 24-posting waived; posted in committee
     Mar 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 27-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 28, 2008
     Apr 2-3rd reading, passed 88-8; received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer
     Apr 3-delivered to Governor
     Apr 14-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 108)

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