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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5537

 

January Session, 2007

 

LCO No. 1003

   

Referred to Committee on Transportation

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. REYNOLDS, 42nd Dist.

SEN. PRAGUE, 19th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING WHEELCHAIR TRANSFER SAFETY.

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

That the general statutes be amended to require any invalid coach, except vehicles used solely for personal use, that transports wheelchair bound individuals to have devices designed to secure individuals in wheelchairs while transferring such individuals from the ground to the vehicle and from the vehicle to the ground. Anyone who fails to comply with this provision shall be penalized.

Statement of Purpose:

To ensure the safety of wheelchair bound individuals who ride in invalid coaches.