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Second Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 980066.01 MCV
HOUSE BILL 981265
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVES Gotlieb, Hagedorn, June, Kaufman,
Keller, Kreutz, Lawrence, Leyba, and Schauer.
TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING MAKING A VIOLATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY
BELT REQUIREMENTS A PRIMARY OFFENSE.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments that may be subsequently
Makes a violation of the current safety belt requirements
for drivers and front seat passengers in motor vehicles a primary
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. Repeal. 424237 (5), Colorado Revised Statutes, is repealed as follows:
424237. Safety belt systems
mandatory use exemptions penalty.
No driver in a motor
vehicle shall be cited for a violation of subsection (2) of this
section unless such driver was stopped by a law enforcement officer
for an alleged violation of articles 1 to 4 of this title other
than a violation of this section.
SECTION 2. Effective date applicability. This act shall take effect July 1, 1998, and shall apply to offenses committed on or after said date.
SECTION 3. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.