Please share any personal anecdotes, statistics, or words of encouragement that these future leaders can use to advance their legislation!
Here is a draft of the bill:
Title: AN ACT TO REQUIRE CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 TO WEAR A HELMET WHILE RIDING A BICYCLE.
Enacting Clause: BE IT HEREBY ENACTED BY THE ANNUAL YOUTH LEGISLATIVE OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Section I: This act will require children under the age of 16 to register bicycles, obtain a license with picture identification and to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle on public grounds.
Section II: This act will work to decrease the amount of head injuries caused by children not wearing helmets. People will go to the County Clerks Office to purchase licenses for $12. Licenses will be renewed every 2 years for a $2 fee. Helmets may be purchases at any retail outlet.
Section III: The state and local police will enforce this. The first time offense you will get a warning, second offense will be a $25 fine for bike safety school, third offense will be a $50 fine and possible safety school, and after the third offense suspension of bike license.
Section IV: There is no cost for program as existing law enforcement will enforce.
Section V: This bill will go into effect 6 months after it is passed.