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Admissibility of Evidence of Seatbelt Non-Use in a Civil Action Under 2017 Senate Bill 55

The West Virginia Legislature introduced legislation in the 2016 and 2017 regular sessions that would have amended §17C-15-49 of the West Virginia Code regarding operation of vehicles with safety belts, also called seatbelts. During the 2017 session, West Virginia Senate Bill 55 was introduced and referred to the judiciary committee; a similar bill was introduced in the House, but neither bill passed. Given the interest in the bill, it is likely to be reintroduced during the 2018 regular session. If the legislature ever passed such a bill, how would that affect the admissibility of evidence of seatbelt non-use?
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