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S.F. No. 1350 - Admissibility limitation for use of seat belt repealed
 
Author: Senator Jerry Relph
 
Prepared By: Priyanka Premo, Senate Counsel (651/296-3914)
 
Date: February 25, 2019



 

S.F. 1350 repeals a law limiting the admissibility into evidence of the use or installation of seat belts or a child passenger restraint system.

Under current law the following evidence is not admissible in litigation involving personal injury or property damage as a result of the use or operation of any motor vehicle: (1) use or failure to use seat belts or a child passenger restraint system; or (2) installation or failure to install seat belts or a child passenger restraint system. Current law provides an exception for the introduction of evidence related to the use of seat belts or a child passenger restraint system in an action for damages that involves a defectively designed, manufactured, installed, or operating seat belt or child passenger restraint system.

 

 
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