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House Bill 1434


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House Bill 1434

ARCHIVE (2003)

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DIGEST OF HB1434 (Updated April 10, 2003 2:56 PM - DI 84)

Child restraints in motor vehicles. Requires a person who operates a motor vehicle with a child who is less than 12 years of age to restrain the child by a child restraint system, a booster seat, or a safety belt. Removes the exception that a person who operates a vehicle registered outside Indiana is not required to use a child restraint system unless the vehicle is operated in Indiana for more than 60 days in a year. Requires children of certain ages to be restrained in a certain manner in vehicles operated in Indiana that are not registered in Indiana. Makes violations of child restraint system laws Class C infractions. Establishes the child restraint system fund to make grants to private and public organizations to purchase and distribute child restraint systems without charge or for a minimal charge to persons who would not otherwise be able to afford to purchase child restraint systems. Removes conflicting language in the passenger restraint system law that was declared invalid by the Indiana supreme court. Repeals a provision concerning child restraint systems and safety belt use by children at least four but less than 12 years of age. Provides that an infraction for a violation of child booster seat requirements is not an offense for which points may be assessed against the driver and may not be used in a determination of habitual violator status.
Current Status:
 Returned to House of origin with Amendments
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