H.B. No. 0077

Seat belts-evidence in civil actions.


Sponsored By:     Representative(s) Stubson, Berger, Landon and Teeters and Senator(s) Case and Perkins


AN ACT relating to the regulation of traffic on highways and civil actions; allowing a person's failure to wear a safety belt to be admissible evidence in civil actions; and providing for an effective date.


12/30/2008  Bill Number Assigned

1/13/2009   H Received for Introduction

1/23/2009   H Introduced and Referred to H01

1/26/2009   H01 Recommended Do Pass



Ayes:  Representative(s) Barbuto, Cannady, Gingery, Patton and Throne

Nays:  Representative(s) Bagby, Mercer, Peasley and Quarberg

Ayes 5    Nays 4    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


1/26/2009   H Placed on General File

1/30/2009   H Failed CoW; Indef Postponed



Ayes:  Representative(s) Anderson, R., Barbuto, Berger, Brown, Cannady, Childers, Cohee, Edmonds, Gingery, Harshman, Illoway, Landon, Lockhart, Madden, McOmie, Miller, Peasley, Petersen, Philp, Roscoe, Semlek, Stubson, Teeters, Throne, Zwonitzer, Dn. and Zwonitzer, Dv.

Nays:  Representative(s) Bagby, Blake, Bonner, Brechtel, Buchanan, Byrd, Carson, Connolly, Craft, Davison, Diercks, Esquibel, K., Gilmore, Goggles, Hales, Hallinan, Hammons, Harvey, Jaggi, Jorgensen, Lubnau, McKim, Mercer, Meyer, Millin, Moniz, Patton, Pedersen, Quarberg, Shepperson, Steward, Thompson and Wallis

Excused:  Representative(s) Simpson

Ayes 26    Nays 33    Excused 1    Absent 0    Conflicts 0