Beginning August 2019, new safety laws for vehicle child restrains will be enforced following the enactment of Louisiana Senate Bill 76.
Children under the age of 2 years will be restrained in a rear facing child safety seat.
A child who is at least 2 years old and has outgrown the rear facing seat will be restrained in a forward facing restraint system with a internal harness.
A 4 year old child who has outgrown the forward facing, internal harness system shall be restrained in a belt positioning child booster seat.
At nine years old children who have outgrown the booster seat may use the adult safety belt fastened correctly.
Children younger than 13 must be in the rear seat of a vehicle when available and properly restrained.
A child who can be placed in more than one category shall use the more protective one.
This bill passed the Senate on April 23, 2019, with 34 Yes votes, zero, no votes and 5 abstained.
The bill passed the House on May 23, 2019, with 81 yes votes, zero no votes, and 24 abstained.