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Lawmakers want to keep kids in rear-facing seats until age 2

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin lawmakers are circulating a bill that would require children to ride in rear-facing car seats until they're two years old.
   
Current state law requires children to ride in rear-facing seats if they're less than a year old or weigh less than 20 pounds.
   
The bill's authors, Republican Rep. Amy Loudenbeck; Democratic Rep. Chris Taylor; and Republican Sen. Luther Olsen, said in a news release Wednesday that both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommend keeping children in rear-facing seats until they're two years old. They called the bill a common-sense measure that will save children's lives.
   
Spokeswomen for Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald didn't immediately return an email seeking comment on the bill's chances.

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