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    CPS Technician Starlight's Avatar
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    Update on Texas booster bills

    http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillL...80R&Bill=HB118

    "Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)"

    http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillL...=80R&Bill=SB60

    "Reported favorably w/o amendments"

    Looks to me... unless I'm just reading into it... that it's looking pretty good?
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    Re: Update on Texas booster bills

    That sounds positive to me.
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    Re: Update on Texas booster bills

    Yes, It has been going really well getting the House reps & Senate on board with this bill. We sent down 8 techs just from our coalition in Feb & early March to sit down with them and go over the bill and the benefits. They had some resistents the first meeting from 1 senator but one of our techs/instructors talked with her one on one and showed her how a booster seat worked and how it helps save childrens lives. Her opinion changed quickly.

    We have strong hopes that this bill will pass this year. I am not wanting to count my chickens before they hatch but I am crossing everything I can too. Because I can finally tell parents that the law is 8yrs old & 4'9". I do tell them best practice right now but many parents just want to skate by on what the law is and not what is safest for their child.
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    Re: Update on Texas booster bills

    So I am guessing this didn't pass. Oh well at least my child will be harnessed as long as possible and in a booster till he passes the 5-step test.

    Jenn

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    Re: Update on Texas booster bills

    Quote Originally Posted by jennsmile View Post
    So I am guessing this didn't pass. Oh well at least my child will be harnessed as long as possible and in a booster till he passes the 5-step test.

    Jenn
    No it didn't pass
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    Re: Update on Texas booster bills

    I was trying to decipher the 'schedule' on those 2 sites. I'm completely clueless on it. How can you tell that they voted and it didn't pass?

    I guess I'll continue to walk to the beat of my own drummer and keep dd in her harnesses until she's older, no matter what the minimalist law dictates. Crazy State.
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    Re: Update on Texas booster bills

    Quote Originally Posted by Morganthe View Post
    I guess I'll continue to walk to the beat of my own drummer and keep dd in her harnesses until she's older, no matter what the minimalist law dictates. Crazy State.
    I think that you are one of many in a large drum section, lol.
    I don't understand why lawmakers did not find this to be a good idea. Especially here in a state that has a huge problem with uninsured people and the tax payers are flipping the bill for them allowing their children to go in cars, trucks and even truck beds without proper restraints.
    Peggy, RN-Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, CPST and Mommy to Connor (2/05) in a Graco Highback TurboBooster with Safety Surround

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    Re: Update on Texas booster bills

    Quote Originally Posted by Morganthe View Post
    I was trying to decipher the 'schedule' on those 2 sites. I'm completely clueless on it. How can you tell that they voted and it didn't pass?

    I guess I'll continue to walk to the beat of my own drummer and keep dd in her harnesses until she's older, no matter what the minimalist law dictates. Crazy State.
    I heard it over on Delphi a week or so ago. No matter what the law says my kids will be harnessed as long as possible and then into a HBB until they pass the 5-step test.
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