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H0178.........................................by TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE MOTOR VEHICLES - Amends existing law to provide passenger safety restraint for children six years of age or younger when transported in a noncommercial vehicle. 02/11 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/14 Rpt prt - to Transp 03/03 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/04 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/08 3rd rdg - PASSED - 51-17-2 AYES -- Anderson, Barraclough, Bastian, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Cannon, Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Deal, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Jones, Kemp, Lake, LeFavour, Martinez, Mathews, Miller, Mitchell, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Ring, Ringo, Rusche, Rydalch, Sayler, Shepherd(2), Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Trail, Wills, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Denney, Hart, Harwood, Loertscher, McGeachin, McKague, Moyle, Raybould, Roberts, Sali, Shepherd(8), Stevenson, Wood Absent and excused -- Bradford, Schaefer Floor Sponsor - Wills Title apvd - to Senate 03/09 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Transp 03/16 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/17 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/21 3rd rdg - PASSED - 17-10-7, 1 vacancy AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Bunderson, Compton, Darrington, Davis, Goedde, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Marley, McGee, Schroeder, Stennett NAYS -- Broadsword, Cameron, Corder, Geddes, Hill, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Stegner, Sweet Absent and excused -- Burkett, Burtenshaw, Coiner, Gannon, Malepeai, Werk, Williams, (District 21 seat vacant) Floor Sponsor - McGee Title apvd - to House 03/22 To enrol 03/23 Rpt enrol - Sp signed 03/24 Pres signed - To Governor 03/30 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 209 Effective: 07/01/05
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 178 BY TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO PASSENGER SAFETY FOR CHILDREN; AMENDING SECTION 49-672, IDAHO 3 CODE, TO PROVIDE PASSENGER SAFETY FOR CHILDREN SIX YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER 4 WHEN TRANSPORTED IN A NONCOMMERCIAL VEHICLE, TO PROVIDE PROPER TERMINOLOGY 5 AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES. 6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 7 SECTION 1. That Section 49-672, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 8 amended to read as follows: 9 49-672. PASSENGER SAFETY FOR CHILDREN. (1) No noncommercial motor vehicle 10 operator shall transport a child who is under the age of foursix ( 46) years 11 and weighs less than forty (40) poundsof age or younger in a motor vehicle 12 manufactured with seat belts after January 1, 1966, unless the child is prop- 13 erly restrainedsecured in a carchild safety seatrestraint that meets the 14 requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 213. 15 (2) The provisions of this section shall not apply: 16 (a) If all of the motor vehicle's seat belts are in use, but in such an 17 event any unrestrained child to which this section applies shall be placed 18 in the rear seat of the motor vehicle, if it is so equipped; or 19 (b) When the child is removed from the car safety seatrestraint and held 20 by the attendant for the purpose of nursing the child or attending the 21 child's other immediate physiological needs. 22 ( 23) The failure to use a child safety seatrestraint shall not be con- 23 sidered under any circumstances as evidence of contributory negligence, nor 24 shall such failure be admissible as evidence in any civil action with regard 25 to negligence.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14961 The purpose of this legislation is to prevent further personal injury and/or death to our young children as they travel our highways. It provides that the age of a child to be in a car safety seat is an age of six years, rather than the current four years and/or 40 pounds. The weight restriction has been removed. FISCAL NOTE None Contact Name: Rep. Rich Wills Phone: 332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 178