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HB 0872 - Safety belts; failure to use; evidence of negligence; provide

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Geisinger,Harry 48th
Last Action: 1/14/2008 - House Second Readers
House Committee: Judy
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

The bill suggests that not wearing a safety belt may be evidence of negligence, contributory negligence, or causation. Current law does not allow the issue of wearing a safety belt into a jury’s consideration. This bill would allow for juries to find causation and for mitigation of damages.

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