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245A.18 Child passenger restraint systems.

Subdivision 1. Seat belt use. A license holder must comply with all seat belt and child passenger restraint system requirements under section 169.685.

Subd. 2. Child passenger restraint systems; training requirement. (a) Family and group family child care, child care centers, child foster care, and other programs licensed by the Department of Human Services that serve a child or children under nine years of age must document training that fulfills the requirements in this subdivision.

(b) Before a license holder, staff person, caregiver, or helper transports a child or children under age nine in a motor vehicle, the person transporting the child must satisfactorily complete training on the proper use and installation of child restraint systems in motor vehicles. Training completed under this section may be used to meet initial or ongoing training under the following:

(1) Minnesota Rules, part 2960.3070, subparts 1 and 2;

(2) Minnesota Rules, part 9502.0385, subparts 2 and 3; and

(3) Minnesota Rules, part 9503.0035, subparts 1 and 4.

(c) Training required under this section must be at least one hour in length, completed at orientation or initial training, and repeated at least once every five years. At a minimum, the training must address the proper use of child restraint systems based on the child's size, weight, and age, and the proper installation of a car seat or booster seat in the motor vehicle used by the license holder to transport the child or children.

(d) Training under paragraph (c) must be provided by individuals who are certified and approved by the Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety. License holders may obtain a list of certified and approved trainers through the Department of Public Safety Web site or by contacting the agency.

HIST: 1990 c 568 art 2 s 54; 1993 c 13 art 1 s 31; 1Sp2005 c 4 art 1 s 22