The long, hot days of summer is a long way from the months we spent during the winter debating and passing legislation in the 2015 Regular Session. But many of the laws we passed during those winter months are set to become law on June 24th, 98 of the 117 bills in fact.
One of the biggest pieces of legislation that becomes law this week has to do with changes to Kentucky’s child booster seat law. House Bill 315 will require booster seats to be used in vehicles by children younger than eight years old who are between 40 and 57 inches tall. The reason for the changes is that according to data on auto accidents, kids between 40 and 57 inches tall not in a booster seat were suffering seat belt injuries because the belt was in many cases across the child’s neck (more…)