Safety belt systems; use by rear passengers. (SB1282)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Safety belt systems; rear passengers; primary offense. Expands the requirement that any driver and any person at least 18 years of age use a safety belt system in the front seat while a motor vehicle is in motion on a public highway to include occupants in rear passenger seats, defined in the bill. The bill makes any violation of the statute governing the required use of safety lap belts and shoulder harnesses a primary offense. Amends § 46.2-1094, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101553D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/16/2019Committee amendments
01/16/2019Passed by indefinitely in Transportation (6-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)

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