Police would have to pull a driver over for another infraction then find them smoking with a child in their car. A driver could not be stopped simply for that violation. The bill includes cigarettes, pipes and drugs and only applies to drivers with minors younger than 18 in their car.
The bill is meant to address the health risk of second-hand smoke. It's something some health officials and parents think make sense.
The violation would be considered a petty offense and come with a maximum fine of $100. Only the driver would be ticketed in these cases. Convertibles with tops down and motorcycles would be exempt.
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