Assem­bly con­sid­er­ing ban on smok­ing in car with a child

The Washington Times Daily - - Metro -

The Gen­eral Assem­bly will con­sider a bill Tues­day that would ban mo­torists from smok­ing when shar­ing a ve­hi­cle with a young child.

The House and the Se­nate each are ex­pected to de­bate the leg­is­la­tion, which would im­pose a max­i­mum $50 fine on any driver or pas­sen­ger caught smok­ing in a ve­hi­cle with a child younger than 8.

Sup­port­ers say the bill will pro­tect chil­dren’s health but op­po­nents say the state could be over­step­ping its boundaries by re­strict­ing mo­torists’ be­hav­ior in their own ve­hi­cles.

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