S.1601 - Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] (Introduced 05/22/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/10/2019 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1601 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/22/2019)
Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats Act of 2019 or the HOT CARS Act of 2019
This bill requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a final rule requiring all new passenger motor vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight to be equipped with a system to alert the operator to check rear designated seating positions after the vehicle engine is turned off.
The alert must (1) include a distinct auditory and visual alert which may be combined with a haptic alert (i.e., vibrations), and (2) be activated when the vehicle engine is turned off.
DOT must enter into an agreement with an independent third party for a study on retrofitting existing passenger motor vehicles with technology to address the problem of children left in rear seats after the vehicle engine is turned off.