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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

HOT CARS Act of 2016
Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To require the Secretary of Transportation to issue a rule requiring all new passenger motor vehicles to be equipped with a child safety alert system, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
09/15/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (2)

Date All Actions
09/15/2016Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/15/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2]* 09/15/2016
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 09/15/2016
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 09/26/2016
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9] 12/07/2016

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Energy and Commerce09/15/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in House (09/15/2016)

Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats Act or the HOT CARS Act of 2016

This bill directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a final rule to require all new passenger motor vehicles be equipped with technology to alert (auditory or visual signal [or both]) that a child or unattended passenger remains in a rear seating position after the vehicle motor is deactivated.

DOT shall issue a report to Congress on the feasibility of retrofitting existing passenger motor vehicles with such technology.