UPDATE: Missouri bill that would raise seat belt fines gains support

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 7:40 a.m. CST; updated 1:10 p.m. CST, Wednesday, February 13, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY — A long-running proposal to raise Missouri's fines for seat belt violations gained support Wednesday from police, doctors, truckers, insurers and — perhaps most importantly — the chairman of a committee where the plan has died each of the past three years.