US SB1601 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)
Status: Introduced on May 22 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-07-10 - Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

HOT CARS Act of 2019 Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a final rule requiring all new passenger motor vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight to be equipped with a system to alert the operator to check rear designated seating positions after the vehicle engine is turned off. The alert must (1) include a distinct auditory and visual alert which may be combined with a haptic alert (i.e., vibrations), and (2) be activated when the vehicle engine is turned off. DOT must enter into an agreement with an independent third party for a study on retrofitting existing passenger motor vehicles with technology to address the problem of children left in rear seats after the vehicle engine is turned off.

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Title

HOT CARS Act of 2019 Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats Act of 2019

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-07-10SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
2019-05-22SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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