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HB 537

Relating to the transportation of children in motor vehicles; creating an offense.

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Bill Text

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Session: 81st
Write Your Representative
This text refers to the Conference Report Vote in the House.
Vote to adopt a conference report that would amend the Texas Transportation Code to state that a driver would commit a misdemeanor if he or she allowed children under 17 years old to ride in a vehicle without wearing a seatbelt.
-Amends the current seatbelt law to include vehicles hired to provide non-emergency Medicaid transportation (Sec. 1). -Requires any passenger under 15 years old to wear a seat belt, regardless of which seat he or she is in (Sec. 2). -Requires motorcycle passengers to be at least 5 years old, unless traveling in a sidecar, and mandates a fine of between $100 and $200 for a violation of this section (Sec. 3).

Recent Actions

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executive branch Signed by the Governor
executive branch Effective on 9/1/09
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News & Blog Coverage

  • New bill would give students textbook tax break (
    Jan 26, 2011
    Another bookstore-related bill under consideration by the Legislature is already in effect at UTA. Rep. Fred Brown, R-Bryan, filed HB 537, which calls for ...
    UTA The Shorthorn

Recent Votes

  • final passage on passage
    150 all votes
    141 yes votes
    1 no votes
    8 other votes
  • final passage on passage
    150 all votes
    141 yes votes
    1 no votes
    8 other votes
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