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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.115

Introduced by Representatives Chen of Mendon, Keenan of St. Albans City, Potter of Clarendon, Clarkson of Woodstock, Acinapura of Brandon, Aswad of Burlington, Audette of S. Burlington, Brooks of Montpelier, Edwards of Brattleboro, Grad of Moretown, Heath of Westford, Hunt of Essex, Hutchinson of Randolph, Johnson of South Hero, Keogh of Burlington, Klein of East Montpelier, Marek of Newfane, McCullough of Williston, Miller of Shaftsbury, Minter of Waterbury, Orr of Charlotte, Pellett of Chester, Shand of Weathersfield and Smith of Morristown

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Motor vehicles; safety belts; primary enforcement

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to provide for primary enforcement of the safety belt law.

AN ACT RELATING TO PRIMARY ENFORCEMENT OF THE SAFETY BELT LAW


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

Sec. 1.  REPEAL

23 V.S.A. § 1259(e) (secondary enforcement of safety belt law) is repealed.

Sec. 2.  IMPLEMENTATION

Any person violating 23 V.S.A. § 1259 during the period July 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007 shall be given a warning of violation only.  Thereafter, the penalty shall be as provided in 23 V.S.A. § 1259(f).

Sec. 3.  ACCEPTANCE OF FEDERAL FUNDS

The state is authorized to accept any additional funding available from the federal government attributable to the passage of this act.



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