I move that Senate Bill 218 be amended to read as follows:
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Page 1, line 8, delete "person;" and insert " person who is at least
sixteen (16) years of age;".
Page 2, after line 7, begin a new paragraph and insert:
" (e) Damages described in subsection (b) may not be reduced by more than five percent (5%) for failing to comply with section 2 of this chapter.
(f) If evidence that a plaintiff did not comply with section 2 of this chapter is admitted in a civil action, the court shall also admit any evidence suggesting that either party was impaired preceding the collision.
(g) If evidence that a plaintiff did not comply with section 2 of this chapter is admitted in a civil action, a defendant may not prevent the facts surrounding the occurrence of the collision from being presented to the jury by admitting liability for the collision.".
(Reference is to ESB 218 as printed March 18, 2005.)