BILL NUMBER: AB 53	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Cristina Garcia

                        DECEMBER 1, 2014

   An act to amend Section 27360 of the Vehicle Code, relating to
vehicles.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 53, as introduced, Cristina Garcia. Vehicles: child safety
seats.
   Existing law requires a parent, legal guardian, or the driver of a
motor vehicle to properly secure a child under 8 years of age in an
appropriate passenger restraint system while the child is riding in a
motor vehicle.
   This bill would require a parent, legal guardian, or the driver of
a motor vehicle to properly secure a child under 2 years of age in
an appropriate rear facing child safety seat while the child is
riding in a motor vehicle.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 27360 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:
   27360.  (a) Except as provided in Section 27363, a parent, legal
guardian, or driver shall not transport on a highway in a motor
vehicle, as defined in paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section
27315, a child  or ward  who is under eight years of
age, without properly securing that child in a rear seat in an
appropriate child passenger restraint system meeting applicable
federal motor vehicle safety standards. 
   (b) Except as provided in Section 27363, a parent, legal guardian,
or driver shall not transport on a highway in a motor vehicle, as
defined in paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 27315, a child
who is under two years of age, without properly securing that child
in a rear facing child safety seat meeting applicable federal motor
vehicle safety standards.  
   (b) 
    (c)  Subdivision (a)  or (b)  does not apply to
a driver if the parent or legal guardian of the child is 
also present   a passenger  in the motor vehicle
 and is not the driver  .