Hartford Capitol Building

Connecticut lawmakers moved closer Monday toward expanding the state’s 33-year-old seat belt law to include everyone riding in a vehicle.

The General Assembly’s Public Health Committee voted unanimously Monday in favor of a bill that would require all back-seat passengers to buckle up, instead of mandating just front-seat passengers and children under age 16 years old — no matter where they’re sitting — to wear restraints.

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