A bill passed by the 2018 Virginia General Assembly and signed by Governor Ralph Northam that will take effect July 1, 2019, requires children remain rear-facing in child safety seats until age two, or until the child reaches the minimum weight limit for a forward-facing child restraint device as prescribed by the manufacturer of the device.

Virginia’s child passenger safety laws require all children under age eight be properly secured in a child safety seat or booster seat, regardless of weight or height.