FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - House lawmakers have approved legislation
that would require children under 8 years old to ride in booster
The 68-28 vote on the measure Thursday was largely along party
lines with most Democrats favoring it. The measure now goes to the
Senate for consideration. A similar bill was quashed in the Senate
Democratic State Rep. Tom Burch of Louisville is sponsoring the
legislation. He said it will save the lives of children.
Kentucky is one of 12 states without a booster seat law.
Burch's bill would require booster seats for children under 8
who are between 40 and 57 inches tall.
The legislation is House Bill 55.
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