LD 57
Session - 126th Maine Legislature
LR 824
Item 1
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

An Act To Exempt Occupants of Antique Autos from Seat Belt Requirements

Emergency preamble. Whereas,  acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas,  cars that are registered as antique autos may have been manufactured without seat belts; and

Whereas,  this legislation exempts drivers and passengers of antique autos from wearing seat belts; and

Whereas,  this legislation must take effect as soon as possible; and

Whereas,  in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA §2081, sub-§7  is enacted to read:

7 Antique auto.   Notwithstanding subsections 3 and 3-A, the operator or any passenger of an antique auto registered pursuant to section 457 is not required to be secured in a seat belt.

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.


This bill exempts the driver and passengers of an antique auto registered pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 29-A, section 457 from having to wear seat belts.

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