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HB 254/LM (BR 224) - J. Jenkins, G. Brown Jr., R. Bunch, L. Clark, D. Graham, T. Mills

     AN ACT relating to the use of bicycle helmets by children under the age of twelve and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to require the use of a helmet by a child under the age of 12 when operating a bicycle or being a passenger on a bicycle or any attachment to a bicycle; prohibit a parent of a guardian from permitting his or her child to operate a bicycle in violation; direct the Transportation Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations pertaining to bicycle helmets; amend KRS 189.990 to establish a penalty of $25; exempt court costs and fees; allow fee to be waived for first-time offenders if the purchase of a bicycle helmet can be proven; provide that 50% of the fine be distributed to the Kentucky trauma care system fund and 50% be distributed to the Kentucky traumatic brain injury trust fund; amend KRS 211.496 to provide that funds from bicycle helmet violations that are transferred to the Kentucky trauma care system fund shall be used to purchase bicycle helmets for indigent children; APPROPRIATION.

     Jan 14, 2016 - introduced in House
     Jan 19, 2016 - to Transportation (H)