The Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to limit fines for violations of the mandatory seat-belt law to $25.
In a 29-0 vote, the Senate sent Senate Bill 102 by Sen. Terry Rice, R-Waldron, to the House for further consideration.
Rice told senators that the Legislature originally intended to limit fines for seat-belt violations to $25, but judges have been allowed to levy additional fines beyond $25 under state law.
People who fail to pay their fines for seat-belt violations on time still can be assessed a late fee under his bill, Rice said.
-- Michael R. Wickline
A Section on 01/19/2017