Bill would fine anyone caught smoking with kids in car - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Bill proposed that will fine anyone caught smoking in cars with kids


Smoking is already banned in bars and restaurants in Connecticut, and soon it may be illegal to light up in your own car.

The state's transportation committee will take up a bill Wednesday that would ban smoking in cars carrying young children.

If the bill passes, it would mean anyone caught smoking in a vehicle with children under 6 years old will have to pay a fine.

State Rep. Henry Ginga will meet with the committee Wednesday for a public meeting on the bill Wednesday.

While supporters of the bill said it's meant to protect children, not everyone is sure there need to be a law to keep kids safe.

State lawmakers said the bill is meant to be an educational law, so for the first offense, you would get a warning and then issued an infraction similar to a traffic ticket.

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