House Panel Approves Booster Seat Law

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A House committee has given the go-ahead
to legislation that would require children under 8 years old to
ride in booster seats.
The Transportation Committee quickly approved the measure during
a meeting on Tuesday. Democratic State Rep. Tom Burch of Louisville
said the legislation would save lives. It now goes to the full
House for consideration.

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.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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