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Pawlenty signs tougher seat belt law, vetoes medical pot, votinig, elections bills

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Pawlenty signs tougher seat belt law

Starting June 9, Minnesota motorists can be ticketed just for not wearing a seat belt.

Gov. Tim Pawlenty has signed a bill that allows police to pull over drivers solely because they or their passengers are not wearing seat belts.

Currently, officers must spot another traffic violation before they can stop a vehicle and ticket someone for not being strapped in. The new law carries a $25 fine.

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