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Dixie Duncan of Moorhead holds her daughter, Brynn, during a Tuesday state Senate committee hearing considering requiring older children to use booster seats. Brynn was hurt in a crash last year, leaving her with permanent injuries.

Mom of hurt girl pleads for bill

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ST. PAUL - Dixie Duncan sat in front of the Senate Transportation Committee, daughter Brynn in a wheelchair at her side, and paused to regain her composure.

"Pass this law for Brynn," she pleaded.

Committee members obeyed, unanimously approving a bill requiring children up to 8 years old and 4-foot-9 tall to use proper child restraint systems, such as booster seats. Current law requires such restraints for children younger than 4.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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