Child unattended in a car; unlawful for younger than six years. (HB2711)

Introduced By

Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child unattended in a car; penalty. Provides that it is unlawful for any person who is responsible for a child younger than six years of age to leave such child unattended in a motor vehicle if the conditions within the vehicle or in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle, including outside temperature, present a risk to the health or safety of the child. The penalty for a first offense is a $100 civil penalty, for a second offense a Class 4 misdemeanor, and for a third or subsequent offense a Class 3 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 074323224
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/18/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2711)
02/06/2007Left in Courts of Justice