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H.726

Introduced by   Representative Edwards of Brattleboro

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Motor vehicles; safety belts; child restraints; emergencies; evacuations; exemption

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to create an exemption from compliance with the safety belt and child restraint laws if there is an emergency evacuation.

AN ACT RELATING TO AN EXEMPTION FROM THE SAFETY BELT AND CHILD RESTRAINT LAWS FOR EMERGENCY EVACUATIONS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  23 V.S.A. § 1258(b) is amended to read:

(b)  A person shall not be adjudicated in violation of this section if:

(1)  the motor vehicle is regularly used to transport passengers for hire except a motor vehicle owned or operated by a day care facility; or

(2)  the motor vehicle was manufactured without safety belts; or

(3)  the person has been ordered by an enforcement officer, firefighter, or authorized civil authority to evacuate persons from a stricken area.


Sec. 2.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect on passage.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


www.leg.state.vt.us