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Senate Shelves Proposed Child Restraint Legislation

April 8, 2002
By: Rebecca Gannon
State Capital Bureau

One Missouri Senator is trying to improve the child safety seat law. Others are trying to derail it.

Rebecca Gannon has more in Jefferson City.

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Senator Wayne Goode of St. Louis is trying to update Missouri's child seat restraint system.

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OutCue: ".. is outdated."
Contents: The last revision of the safety seat laws occurred in 1970's.

His new regulations require children under 40 pounds to have a child safety seat. Children under 80 pounds would need a booster seat.

The Democratic Senator Goode is being met by opposition from republican Senators Klarich and Rohrbach.

The child restraint system legislation has been shelved for the time being.

In Jefferson City, Rebecca Gannon.


The Senate has shelved legislation for an updated child restraint system.

Rebecca Gannon has more from the Capitol.

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Senator Goode of St. Louis is pushing for new child safety laws. He describes the proposed bills updates:

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OutCue: "... a booster seat."
Contents: Describes new rules. Under 40 lbs requires safety seat, under 80 needs booster.

But Senator Goode, a Democrat, is being met with hard opposition from Senator Klarich of Washington County and Senator Rohrback of Moniteau County, both republicans.

After multiple proposed amendments, the child restraint legislation was shelved in the Senate.

In Jefferson City, Rebecca Gannon.


The child restraint legislation is getting government restraint in Jefferson City.

Rebecca Gannon has more from the Capitol.

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St. Louis Senator Wayne Goode is pushing for child safety legislation in the Senate. He wants to update the laws that now exist, which date back to the 70's.

Two senators in particular are making it hard for him to do that. As Senator Goode describes it:

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OutCue: "...things for themselves.
Contents: Senator Goode says it's being disputed because people think the government is getting too much authority.

Senator Goode's proposal calls for children under 40 pounds to have car seats, and children less than 80 pounds need a booster seat.

In Jefferson City, Rebecca Gannon.