MIAMI (CBSMiami) â If you are a parent of a first grader, you should start preparing a speech on why they have to sit in a car seat.
Thatâs because a proposed bill that could change the child safety seat rules in Florida has passed a key committee.READ MORE: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Job Fair On Wednesday
The legislation was passed Thursday morning with a unanimous vote by the state Senate Transportation Committee.READ MORE: DEA Issues Public Safety Alert On Sharp Increase in Fake Prescription Pills Laced With Fentanyl and Meth
The Senate Bill (518) would require children, up to age six, to sit in an age appropriate car seat. The current law requires children up to three years old to be in a car seat.MORE NEWS: Florida's Minimum Wage Workers Get Pay Boost This Week
The companion house bill hasn’t been heard in committee yet. If the bill is approved by the committee, it will be sent to the U.S. House of Representatives.