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SB 218: "An Act relating to use of child safety seats and seat belts."

00                             SENATE BILL NO. 218                                                                         
01 "An Act relating to use of child safety seats and seat belts."                                                          
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1. AS 28.05.095(b) is amended to read:                                                                   
04            (b)  Except as provided in (c) of this section, a driver may not transport a child                           
05       under the age of 16 in a motor vehicle unless the driver has provided the required                                
06       safety device and properly secured each child as described in this subsection. A [IF                          
07       THE] child                                                                                                        
08                 (1)  less than one year of age or a child one year of age or older who                              
09       weighs less than 20 pounds shall be properly secured in a rear-facing child safety                            
10       seat that meets or exceeds [IS LESS THAN FOUR YEARS OF AGE, THE CHILD                                         
11       SHALL BE PROPERLY SECURED IN A CHILD SAFETY DEVICE MEETING                                                        
12       THE] standards of the United States Department of Transportation and is used in                               
13       accordance with the manufacturer's instructions;                                                              
14                 (2)  one to four years of age who weighs over 20 pounds shall be                                    
15       properly secured in a child restraint device that meets or exceeds the standards of                           
01       the United States Department of Transportation and is used in accordance with                                 
02       the manufacturer's instructions;                                                                              
03                 (3)  over four years of age who is less than 57 inches in height and                                
04       weighs less than 80 pounds shall be properly secured in a booster seat that is                                
05       secured by a seat belt system or by another child passenger restraint system that                             
06       meets or exceeds the standards of the United States Department of                                             
07       Transportation and is used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions;                                
08                 (4)  over four years of age that is not required to be restrained as                                
09       provided in (3) of this subsection shall be properly secured in a seat belt [FOR A                            
10       CHILD SAFETY DEVICE FOR INFANTS. IF THE CHILD IS FOUR BUT NOT                                                     
11       YET 16 YEARS OF AGE, THE CHILD SHALL BE PROPERLY SECURED IN A                                                     
12       CHILD SAFETY DEVICE APPROVED FOR A CHILD OF THAT AGE AND SIZE                                                     
13       BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OR IN A                                                         
14       SAFETY BELT, WHICHEVER IS APPROPRIATE FOR THE PARTICULAR                                                          
15       CHILD].