01/30/17  State Senate Passes New Bill Concerning Seat-Belts


The State Senate has passed a bill that, if it becomes law, would add uniformity to the fine for not wearing seat belts. Senate Bill 102 would make the fine for failure to wear a seat belt $25.00. The fine would be uniform across the state and local traffic courts could not levy a higher fine. The Senate has passed the measure and it's now in the House Judiciary Committee.

The Senate also passed Senate Bill 20 to create the felony of aggravated assault on a police officer or a security officer working at a prison or jail.

Another bill, Senate Bill 19, would enhance the penalties for purposely committing an act of violence against police officers and first responders, such as firemen and emergency medical personnel. The bill is currently in the Senate Judiciary Committee.