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No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
Texas Action opposes HB 448 for violating the principles of limited government and individual liberty. While recognizing the good intentions of this bill, the offense it creates goes beyond already existing offenses which require use of a safety seat for a child younger than 8. This bill takes a top-down, one-size-fits-all approach that fails to take into account the varying types and sizes of vehicles and the people who occupy them. The decision about when to turn a child's car seat from rear-facing to forward-facing is and should remain entirely at the discretion of the child's parents.