Child restraint devices and safety belts; exempts emergency and law-enforcement vehicles. (SB1677)

Introduced By

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)


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 HB 1662. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2019Presented and ordered printed 19103849D
01/11/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/23/2019Reported from Transportation with amendment (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Reported from Transportation with amendments (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Read second time
01/28/2019Reading of amendments waived
01/28/2019Committee amendments agreed to
01/28/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1677E
01/28/2019Printed as engrossed 19103849D-E
01/29/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Placed on Calendar
02/04/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/05/2019Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
02/07/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2019Reported from Transportation with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2019Committee substitute printed 19106468D-H1
02/08/2019Read second time
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106468D-H1
02/11/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1677H1
02/11/2019Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019House substitute agreed to by Senate (35-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Title replaced 19106468D-H1
02/18/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1677ER)
02/18/2019Signed by Speaker
02/19/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/20/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/08/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 319 (effective 7/1/19)
03/08/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0319)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1662.