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The State Assembly passed a bill Tuesday that tightens Wisconsin's car seat law, requiring children to ride in rear-facing seats until they are at least 2-years-old, according to a report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The bill, AB400, now goes to the Senate for a vote.

Currently, Wisconsin law requires children to be rear-facing until age 1 and 20 pounds. The bipartisan bill was introduce Wednesday and is co-authored by Rep. Chris Taylor, Rep. Amy Loudenbeck and Sen. Luther Olsen.

The law would mirror recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which advises parents to keep their toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age 2. The organization published its new policy in the April 2011 issue of Pediatrics.

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