The Senate Transportation Committee introduced a bill Thursday that would allow law enforcement officers to pull over drivers for not wearing a seat belt.
Kansas law requires seat belt use but it is considered a secondary offense, meaning officers can cite a driver for it only if the driver is pulled over for another offense.
The proposal would require everyone in a car to be buckled in; the fine would be $60. The bill does not yet have a number.
A similar idea stalled last year in the House.