Smoking Bill Proposed

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


A proposal has been brought before state lawmakers that would fine people who smoke in a vehicle with a child inside. The proposed bill says anyone caught smoking tobacco in a car with a child who is 14 years old or younger, would be fined $100.


Representative Rolanda Hollis proposed the bill and believes adults have the choice to either smoke or get out of a vehicle when someone is smoking and a child does not have that choice. Hollis also says eleven other states already have a similar law in place.


A similar bill was introduced to the state last year but did not win final approval.


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