Child restraint devices and safety belts; exempts emergency and law-enforcement vehicles. (HB1662)

Introduced By

Sen. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child restraint devices and safety belts; emergency and law-enforcement vehicles. Exempts the operators of emergency medical services agency vehicles, fire company vehicles, fire department vehicles, and law-enforcement agency vehicles during the performance of their official duties from (i) the requirement that certain minors be secured with a safety belt and (ii) the requirement that minors under the age of eight be secured in a child restraint device, provided that exigent circumstances exist and no child restraint device is readily available. This bill is identical to SB 1677. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/03/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100134D
12/03/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/09/2019Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
01/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1662)
01/14/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 1-N)
01/15/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/15/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 1-N)
01/17/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/17/2019Reported from Transportation with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2019Committee substitute printed 19104859D-H1
01/21/2019Read first time
01/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1662H1)
01/22/2019Read second time
01/22/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19104859D-H1
01/22/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1662H1
01/23/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
01/23/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/06/2019Reported from Transportation with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Committee substitute printed 19106387D-S1
02/08/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106387D-S1
02/11/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1662S1
02/11/2019Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1662S1)
02/13/2019Placed on Calendar
02/13/2019Senate substitute agreed to by House 19106387D-S1 (96-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1662ER)
02/15/2019Signed by Speaker
02/15/2019Signed by President
02/19/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1662ER)
02/19/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 19, 2019
02/19/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/05/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 196 (effective 7/1/19)
03/05/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0196)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1677.