Did you really send us to Lansing to do this kind of work? The bill described below is a clear example of government over-reach. I was one of the 7 "NO" votes on the bill. I originally was somewhat supportive of the idea. In fact, I still support the concept of providing additional protection for small children by putting them in "booster" seats. But, as I said in my "no vote explanation" if in fact booster seats provide additional protection for small children, what parent wouldn't use them? Do we really need the government to tell us what common sense measures to employ when raising our children? Is there a law against children playing in traffic? Is there a law against running with scissors? I think not. Why should there be a law that says we need to provide more common sense protection for our children?
2007 House Bill 4536 (Expand auto child seat mandates )
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Introduced by Rep. Kathy Angerer on March 28, 2007, to require child safety booster seats for children between four- and eight-years old who are under 4-feet 9-inches tall and weigh less than 80 pounds.
Passed in the House (101 to 7) on June 27, 2007, to require child safety booster seats for children between four- and eight-years old who are under 4-feet 9-inches tall. [Vote Details and Comments]
Received in the Senate on June 28, 2007.