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Minutes for SB41 - Committee on Transportation

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Clarifying that a violation of the statute requiring seat belt use is a traffic infraction.

Minutes Content for Thu, Mar 7, 2019

Staff explained the bill.  The Chairman recognized Greg Smith as the first proponent. (Attachment 2) According to Special Deputy Smith the seat belt requirement for those ages 14 and older is not listed in the uniform fine schedule for traffic infractions.  He said varied legal opinions have been issued as to whether the violation is a traffic infraction or a misdemeanor, this bill would clarify the violation is a traffic infraction.

Chairman Proehl asked if there were other proponents, neutrals or opponents, there were none.  The chairman then closed the hearing on SB41 and called for Final Action on SB17.