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Kentucky House panel OKs bill to expand use of vehicle booster seats
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 4:20 PM EST
A bill to increase the number of Kentucky children required to use vehicle booster seats has cleared its first hurdle in the General Assembly.
State law now requires child safety seats for any youngsters under age 9 or under 50 inches in height.
The bill would broaden the height range to include youngsters up to 59 inches.
The bill's sponsor, Democratic Rep. Keith Hall of Phelps, says 32 other states have similar laws, including all of Kentucky's neighbors.
The measure cleared the committee on an 18-5 vote.
The legislation is House Bill 199.