Section VIII. Legislative Language

F. State of Connecticut

3. Amended 1997

1997:

PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-46

(Committee Bill No. 597)

Referred to Committee on TRANSPORTATION

General Assembly

January Session, A.D., 1997

AN ACT REQUIRING CHILDREN FIFTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND UNDER TO WEAR BICYCLE HELMETS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Subsection (b) of section 14-286d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(b) No child [ under twelve ] FIFTEEN years of age OR UNDER shall operate a bicycle on the traveled portion of any highway unless such child is wearing protective headgear which conforms to the minimum specifications established by the American National Standards Institute or the Snell Memorial Foundation's Standard for Protective Headgear for Use in Bicycling. Failure to comply with this section shall not be a violation or an offense. Failure to wear protective headgear as required by this subsection shall not be considered to be contributory negligence on the part of the parent or the child nor shall such failure be admissible in any civil action.

Approved May 14, 1997