State Laws

Currently only 19 states in the US have laws that specifically make it illegal to leave a child unattended in a vehicle. Is your state one of them?

laws-by-state-aug-2015

Learn more about your state’s regulations:

  • California: V C Section 15620 Prohibition Against Unattended Child in Vehicle Read the law
  • Connecticut: Sec 53-21a Leaving child unsupervised in place of public accommodation or vehicle Read the law
  • Florida: FSS 316.6135 Leaving children unattended or unsupervised in motor vehicle Read the law
  • Hawaii: 291C-121.5 Leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle Read the law
  • Illinois: Sec. 12 21.6. Endangering the life or health of a child Read the law
  • Kentucky: 507.040 Manslaughter in the Second Degree Read the law
  • Louisiana: RS 32:295.3 Leaving children unattended and unsupervised in motor vehicles Read the law
  • Maryland: 5-801 Unattended Children Read the law
  • Michigan: 750.135a.added Leaving child unattended in vehicle Read the law
  • Missouri: Sec 568.052 Leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle who causes an accident Read the law
  • Nebraska: Revised 28-710 Child Protection Act Read the law
  • Nevada: 202.575 Leaving child unattended in motor vehicle Read the law
  • Oklahoma: Unattended Children in Motor Vehicle Safety Act Read the law
  • Pennsylvania: 3701.1. Leaving an unattended child in a motor vehicle Read the law
  • Rhode Island: 11-9-21. Leaving child unsupervised in place of public accommodation or vehicle Read the law
  • Tennessee: 55-10-803. Offense of leaving child unattended in motor vehicle Read the law
  • Texas: Sec. 22.10. Leaving a child in a vehicle Read the law
  • Utah: 76-10-2202 Leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle Read the law
  • Washington: RCW 46.61.685 Leaving children unattended in standing vehicle with motor running Read the law

 

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