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HOUSE BILL NO. 329
INTRODUCED BY R. CLARK
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT MAKING THE VIOLATION OF THE SEATBELT LAW A STANDARD VIOLATION; AND AMENDING SECTION 61-13-103, MCA."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 61-13-103, MCA, is amended to read:
"61-13-103. Seatbelt use required -- exceptions. (1)
No A driver may not operate a motor vehicle upon a highway of
the state of Montana unless each occupant of a designated seating position is wearing a properly adjusted and fastened
(2) The provisions of this section do not apply to:
(a) an occupant of a motor vehicle who possesses a written statement from a licensed physician that
he the occupant is
unable to wear a seatbelt for medical reasons;
(b) an occupant of a motor vehicle in which all seatbelts are being used by other occupants;
(c) an operator of a motorcycle as defined in 61-1-105 or a motor-driven cycle as defined in 61-1-106;
(d) an occupant of a vehicle licensed as special mobile equipment as defined in 61-1-104;
(e) children subject to the provisions of 61-9-420; or
(f) an occupant who makes frequent stops with a motor vehicle
in his as part of the occupant's official job duties and
who may be exempted by the department.
(3) The department may adopt rules to implement subsection (2)(f).
(4) The department or its agent may not require a driver who may be in violation of this section to stop except upon
reasonable cause to believe that he has violated another traffic regulation or that his vehicle is unsafe or not equipped as
required by law."
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Latest Version of HB 329 (HB0329.01)
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