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Police State Wins a Round

“The Senate Energy, Infrastructure and Transportation, voted at 10:30 this morning 4 in favor 2 opposed to SB116,” writes Janine Hansen of Nevada Families.

“SB116 makes not wearing a seat belt a primary offense,” Ms. Hansen explains, “which means the police can stop you at any time for any reason to see if you are wearing your seat belt. The current law prohibits the issuance of a citation for failure to wear a safety belt unless the vehicle is stopped or the person is arrested for another offense. By removing this provision, this bill allows the issuance of a citation for not wearing a seat belt even if there is no other violation. We are moving towards a police state.”

Voting to move Nevada ever closer to a police state were moderate Republican Sens. Randolph Townsend and Dennis Nolan. Conservative Republican Sen. Barbara Cegavske cast the lone GOP vote for continued individual liberty and freedom. You can thank her via email at: bcegavske@sen.state.nv.us