May 23, 2009
With its original bill apparently dying in the House, the Texas Senate this afternoon kept alive a high-profile proposal to require seat-belts for back-seat passengers.
How? Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, tacked it onto a House bill relating to the transportation of kids in passenger vans.
The vote was unanimous.
The Senate earlier approved a bill to require seat belts be buckled by everyone in cars and trucks, not just the front seat.