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Proposal to Ban Smoking in Cars Headed to Hearing

The bill would apply when children 6-years-old and younger are in the car.

danDescribed as an effort to educate the public on the health risks of second-hand smoke, a proposed bill seeks to ban smoking in cars with passengers 6-years-old and younger.

The bill, introduced by state Rep. Henry J. Genga (D-East Hartford), calls for a warning for the first violation and a ticket and fine for subsequent violations. "A violation would be considered a secondary infraction because the intent is to educate the public on the health risks of second-hand smoke," according to a press release from House Democrats.

The proposal (HB 5380) will be the subject of a public hearing before the legislature’s Transportation Committee, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20. It will be held in Room 2C of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

Do you support this bill?

PJ February 18, 2013 at 02:39 AM
If you're stupid enough to smoke with kids in the car, you probably shouldn't even be driving! However, with that said, I am TOTALLY AGAINST, once again, the government stepping in and telling us what to do...TOTALLY! Every time we give in, we lose more nd mor control over our lives! Well, thanks again all you dem libs! You love having the government run your lives, don't you???????

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