Legislation Requiring Kids 5 and Under to Use Safety Seats

Florida parents may have to keep their kids in those car booster seats a bit longer.

The state senate passed a bill Tuesday that would require kids five and under to be restrained in car or booster seats.

The original bill would have raised the age from the current three years old to to seven years old.

However, sponsors quickly realized it would not pass, and lowered the age to five.

Advocates have been working for 14 years to raise the booster seat age requirements.

There is an exemption for transporting kids in an emergency.

The house already passed the bill, so it's on the way to Gov. Scott for his signature.

If he signs it into law, it would go into effect January 1st.