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Dixie Duncan of Moorhead holds her daughter, Brynn, during a Tuesday state Senate committee hearing to consider requiring older children to use booster seats. Don Davis / State Capitol Bureau

Moorhead mom seeks tougher restraint laws

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

"Pass this law for Brynn," the Moorhead woman pleaded.

Committee members obeyed, unanimously approving a bill requiring children up to 8 years old and 4 feet 9 inches 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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