Safety belts; makes non-use of a primary offense. (SB1161)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Safety belts. Makes non-use of motor vehicle safety belts a "primary offense." Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093482324
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/19/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1161)
01/22/2009Incorporated by Transportation (SB970-Blevins) (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Reconsiderd by Transportation
01/29/2009Reported from Transportation with substitute (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Committee substitute printed 093615324-S1
02/02/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1161S1)
02/03/2009Read second time
02/03/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2009Committee substitute agreed to 093615324-S1
02/03/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1161S1
02/04/2009Read third time and passed Senate (26-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Passed Senate (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Placed on Calendar
02/11/2009Read first time
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/18/2009Assigned MPPS sub: #2
02/19/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/28/2009Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2253 and HB2339.


Pat Tokarz M.D. writes:

Why exempt taxi drivers? Why only the occupants of the front seat?