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By Sydny Boyd
Nebraska News Service 

Governor Signs Seat Belt Law

 

April 11, 2018

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LINCOLN--Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed Legislative Bill 42 beefing up state law on the use of child car seats.

Under the bill signed Wednesday, toddlers up to age 2 will be required to sit in rear-facing car seats and kids under 8 to use booster seats.The law will take effect in January 2019.

Sen. Robert Hilkemann of Omaha sponsored the measure that was passed on March 29 after a 40-2 vote.

Violation of the new child restraint law would be considered a secondary offense and would carry a penalty of $25. Motorists could only be charged with that violation if they were already facing a prima...



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