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

Introduced By

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


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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03/01/2018Substitute by Senator Cosgrove withdrawn 18107904D-S3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)
03/08/2018Bill 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)


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.