Introduced by Senator Shepard of Bennington District and Senator Starr of Essex-Orleans District
Subject: Motor vehicles; safety belts; enforcement
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to provide that the safety belt law shall not be enforced through primary enforcement procedures.
AN ACT RELATING TO ENFORCEMENT OF THE SAFETY BELT LAW
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 23 V.S.A. § 1259(e) is amended to read:
(e) This section may be enforced only if a law enforcement officer has detained the operator of a motor vehicle for a suspected violation of another traffic offense. An operator shall not be subject to the penalty established in this section unless the operator is required to pay a penalty for the primary offense. The provisions of this section shall not be enforced through primary enforcement procedures.
The Vermont General Assembly
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