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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.



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, 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?

john February 19, 2013 at 01:13 PM
Good job law makers, I wouldnt want you wasting time on laws that actually do something. If people by now havent gotten the message that cigarette smoke both 1st&2nd hand is not good, I dont see how a law is going to get that message across. But hey your only wasting our money and infringing on our rights so hey lets have a vote right!?.....while youre at it, a law that says driving into pot holes ciuld damage your tire might be good too.

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