NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – In an extremely rare move, Tennessee House members Thursday morning recalled a bill that made changes to the state’s car seat law.
The measure had unanimously passed the Senate earlier in the session, and overwhelmingly in House on Monday, but most House Republicans on the floor Thursday voted to recall the measure often citing safety calls from constituents.
The House Democrats who had sponsored the bill wondered if the move by the supermajority of House Republicans was motivated by politics.
House Republican Caucus Chair Glen Casada denied politics was involved, although he did say a bill recall had only happened three to four times over the past decade he had been and just for technical reasons.
The recall means the bill goes back to the House Committee system.
The bill would change the rules to require children under two to use rear facing seats, children under age five must use forward facing car seats and those under 12 must use booster seats until they turn that age or become 4 feet 9 inches tall.