JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Governor Haley Barbour has scheduled a signing ceremony today for the primary safety-belt bill.
The bill would allow law enforcement to pull a driver over for not wearing a seat belt and issue a $25 fine.
Under current law, drivers can be issued a ticket for a seat-belt violation only if they are first pulled over for another offense.
The new law would apply solely to front-seat passengers and all children under eight years old. It would go into effect May 27th.
Barbour will sign the bill during a ceremony at the Capitol.