Forward-facing child restraint devices; requirement for transporting children. (HB708)

Introduced By

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Rear-facing child restraint devices. Prohibits child restraint devices from being forward-facing until, at least, the child reaches two years of age or until the child reaches the minimum weight limit for a forward-facing child restraint device as prescribed by the manufacturer of the device. The bill expands the reasons that a physician may determine that it is impractical for a child to use a child restraint system to include the child's height. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2019. Amends § 46.2-1095, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/09/2018Committee
01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103259D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/19/2018Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 3-N)
02/08/2018Reported from Transportation with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Committee substitute printed 18104941D-H1
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18104941D-H1
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB708H1
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (77-Y 23-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (77-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/21/2018Reported from Transportation (10-Y 3-N)
02/21/2018Reported from Transportation (9-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Passed by for the day
02/27/2018Passed by for the day
02/28/2018Passed by for the day
03/01/2018Read third time
03/01/2018Reading of substitute waived
03/01/2018Floor substitute printed 18107620D-S1 (Dunnavant)
03/01/2018Substitute #1 by Senator Dunnavant rejected 18107620D-S1
03/01/2018Floor substitute printed 18107817D-S2 (Dunnavant)
03/01/2018Substitute #2 by Senator Dunnavant agreed to 18107817D-S2
03/01/2018Floor substitute printed 18107904D-S3 (Cosgrove)
03/01/2018Substitute by Senator Cosgrove withdrawn 18107904D-S3
03/01/2018Passed by for the day
03/02/2018Passed by for the day
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Reading of amendment waived
03/05/2018Amendment by Senator McClellan agreed to (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute with amendment HB708S2
03/05/2018Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Placed on Calendar
03/06/2018Senate substitute agreed to by House 18107817D-S2 (77-Y 20-N)
03/06/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (77-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Enrolled
03/08/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB708ER)
03/08/2018Signed by Speaker
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/16/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 16, 2018
03/16/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 402 (effective 7/1/19)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0402)

Video

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 31 minutes.