Introduced by Rep. Laura Cox (R) on September 13, 2017 To revise child car seat regulations so they are based on height and weight, not just age. Children under age 2 who weigh 30 pounds or less would have to be in a rear-facing child seat; and children age 2 through 4, or who weigh between 30 and 50 pounds, would have to be a forward-facing child seat. Children between age 5 through 7 would have to be in a booster seat, as would children who weigh between 30 and 50 pounds and are less than 57 inches tall. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on September 13, 2017
Reported in the House on November 8, 2017 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Laura Cox (R) on December 6, 2017 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 6, 2017