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Illinois House Narrowly Passes Bill Requiring Backseat Seatbelt Use

05/06/2011 09:08 am ET | Updated Jul 06, 2011

SPRINGFIELD -- Back-seat passengers who now can decide whether to buckle up would have to start wearing seat belts under legislation that narrowly passed the House Thursday.

The bill, which squeaked through 61-55 and now heads to the Senate, would add Illinois to the list of 11 other states that require backseat seat-belt usage for all passengers.

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