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?

 

 

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