Booster seat bill passes Kentucky House

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s booster seat law would be expanded to apply to more children riding in vehicles under a bill that has won passage in the state House.

Current law requires children to be strapped into booster seats if they are younger than 7 years old and between 40 and 50 inches in height.

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The bill would raise those requirements. Children would have to stay in booster seats until reaching 9 years old or 57 inches tall under the measure.

Any child taller than 57 inches would not be required to ride in a booster seat as part of the bill.

The legislation passed the House on a 61-26 vote Friday. The bill now goes to the Senate, where a similar proposal died last year.

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The legislation is House Bill 315.