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Seat Belt Bill Passed 

The Maine Senate gave final approval to the bill on Thursday.

If the governor signs the bill, it would mean that law officers can pull a motorist over simply because someone in the vehicle isn’t wearing their seat belt.

It’s currently a secondary offense for anyone over 18: meaning citations can only be issued if a driver is stopped for another infraction first.

The soon-to-be law calls for warnings only until april first of next year.