Law requiring stretch limos to install seatbelts takes effect

A law requiring stretch limousines to install seatbelts is now in effect.

The law was part of a limousine safety package passed through the state legislature in 2020. It was in response to the 2018 Schoharie limo crash that killed 20 people.

It requires stretch limousines altered prior to January 2021 to be retrofitted within a two-year window with approved seatbelts.