We’d missed the HOT CARS Act when it was introduced last summer, but in case you didn’t know, this is National Heatstroke Prevention Day, and at least one of the bill’s sponsors is reminding her colleagues that the legislation is still sitting there.

Because no law, it seems, can be passed without a ridiculous acronym (see the PATRIOT Act), HOT CARS stands for “Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats.” The law would “require that all new passenger motor vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds be equipped with a system for rear seating positions to alert (by an auditory and visual alert that may be combined with a haptic alert) the motor vehicle operator to check rear designated seating positions after the vehicle motor is deactivated.”

In other words, new cars would have to remind the driver to check the back seat for any children. Considering all the things cars do already, we’re kind of surprised no one that we know has implemented this yet.

At the risk of sounding pro-heatstroke, is it that tough to remember if you have a baby in the back seat? Did we really need a #CheckForBaby hashtag? Sadly, we do apparently.

If you just can’t seem to remember important things, here’s a tip:

Like we said, the bill’s been sitting there for over a year with no action being taken — so in the meantime, don’t lock your little ones in the car when it’s really hot, OK? Dogs too.