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2019-2020 Regular Session - HB 457
Motor vehicles; safety belts and safety restraints; revise provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 8 of Title 40 of the O.C.G.A., relating to general provisions regarding equipment of motor vehicles, so as to revise provisions for safety belts required as equipment, safety restraints for children, and the usage of safety belts in passenger vehicles; to provide for use or nonuse of a seat safety belt as evidence admissible in civil actions under certain circumstances; to provide a response to Reid v. Odom, 199 Ga. App. 146; Boatwright v. Czerepinski, 194 Ga. App. 697; Katz v. White, 190 Ga. App. 458; Sapp v. Johnson, 184 Ga. App. 603, and any other case law that has provided for limiting the purposes for which seat belt nonusage evidence may be admitted; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Feb/27/2019 - House Second Readers
Feb/26/2019 - House First Readers
Feb/25/2019 - House Hopper