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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 05:54 AM

Abbott vetoes bill mandating that children under 2 ride in rear-facing car seats

Gov. Greg Abbott Saturday vetoed a bill backed by the medical community, law enforcement, first responders, insurers and the Texas PTA to require children under two to ride in rear-facing car seats, describing it as micromanaging parents.

“House Bill 448 is an unnecessary invasion of parental rights and an unfortunate example of over-criminalization,” Abbott wrote in his veto statement, one of 51 issued Saturday, and bringing his final total for vetoes in 2019 to 58.

“Texas already compels drivers to use a car seat for a child under eight years of age,” Abbott wrote in his statement. “House Bill 448 would get even more prescriptive, dictating which way the car seat must be facing for a child under two years of age. It is not necessary to micromanage the parenting process to such a great extent, much less to criminalize different parenting decisions by Texans.”

The bill was sponsored by state Sen. Judith Zaffarini, D-Laredo, in the Senate, and authored by state Rep. Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie, who described the governor’s veto as “irresponsible” and contrary to the best interests of young children.

Read more: https://www.statesman.com/news/20190615/abbott-vetoes-bill-mandating-that-children-under-2-ride-in-rear-facing-car-seats

So much for the fake concern about how every life is precious. Protect every fetus in the womb, but once a child exits the womb Gov. Abbott doesn't give a f***.

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beachbum bob Jun 16 #1

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:39 AM

1. car insurers will make appropriate moves by raising premiums an ALL drivers who have kids

 

under 2...let the market do its thing....when people are paying 40-50% more.

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