Proposal to Ban Smoking in Cars Headed to Hearing

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

Described 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 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?

Marcia Myers February 19, 2013 at 03:25 PM
Next thing you know is you can't have sex in your house if kids are there. They need to cut spending and stay out of my private life.
gingersnap February 19, 2013 at 04:26 PM
Wayyyy too much Gov Involvment in my private life. Keep this up and people Will revolt.
tom February 19, 2013 at 07:50 PM
CUT TAXES, CREATE JOBS, Oh wait that's to hard to do but..... controlling people that is what The land of the FREE is all about. I'm so glad we have a pathetic collection of control freak losers that failed American history running this backward state.


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