Banning Smoking With Children In Car House Bill 377
A state lawmaker wants to fine anybody smoking in a vehicle with a passenger under the age of six.
Representative John Hines of Greenville has filed House Bill 377 which would fine such smokers $25.
If the bill passes, a person would be given a misdemeanor if caught smoking in a vehicle with a child passenger.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says secondhand smoke harms children and adults and the only way to fully protect nonsmokers is to eliminate the smoke around them.
If the bill passes, it would take effect July 1st.