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