Safety belts; those 18 and under who are occupying a vehicle are required to wear. (SB219)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Safety belt use for persons under 19 years of age.  Requires safety belt use by those under 19 years of age who are occupying the rear seats of motor vehicles. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100354D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/28/2010Reported from Transportation with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2010Committee substitute printed 10104555D-S1
02/01/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2010Read second time
02/02/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104555D-S1
02/02/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB219S1
02/03/2010Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Placed on Calendar
02/08/2010Read first time
02/08/2010Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/18/2010Assigned MPPS sub: #2
02/25/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (3-Y 0-N)
02/26/2010Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2010Committee substitute printed 10105664D-H1
03/01/2010Read second time
03/02/2010Read third time
03/02/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105664D-H1
03/02/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB219H1
03/02/2010Passed House with substitute (81-Y 17-N 1-A)
03/02/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (81-Y 17-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/04/2010House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2010Title replaced 10105664D-H1
03/11/2010Signed by President
03/11/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB219ER)
03/11/2010Signed by Speaker
03/12/2010Signed by President
04/12/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 661 (effective 7/1/10)
04/12/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0661)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 40 seconds.