SB 235 Safety belts; required usage, prohibits search due to violation.
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Summary as introduced:
Motor vehicle safety belts. Makes safety belt violations primary offenses. The bill also provides that a law-enforcement officer may not search or inspect a motor vehicle, its contents, the driver, or a passenger solely because of a safety belt violation, unless supported by probable cause or consent.

Full text:
01/14/04  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/13/04 047570780  pdf

Status:
01/14/04  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/13/04 047570780
01/14/04  Senate: Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/05/04  Senate: Reported from Transportation (11-Y 4-N)
02/09/04  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/09/04  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (38-Y 0-N)
02/10/04  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
02/11/04  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (26-Y 13-N)
02/11/04  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (26-Y 13-N)
02/11/04  Senate: Communicated to House
02/12/04  House: Placed on Calendar
02/12/04  House: Read first time
02/12/04  House: Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/26/04  House: Continued to 2005 in Tra. (22-Y 0-N)
12/10/04  House: Left in Transportation