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?

C. Thomas Tarby February 17, 2013 at 01:41 PM
I'm not a smoker, but I am a firm believer that all forms of government are totally out of control. Wasting time on issues of personal choice instead of finding fixes for what really ails this country. We are to blame because we elect these aholes. Watch out, pretty soon they're going to put electronic counters on toilet paper dispensers so they can track how many sheets you use to wipe yourself and then tax you for overloading the sewer system. Oh, and the sign shouldn't say "men at work", it should say "people at work" and lets raise the speed limit to 75, that way people will drive 85, use more gas, fill up more often and give the morons in the legislature more money to waste with the additional revenue generated by the increased collection of gas taxes.
Terry S. February 17, 2013 at 03:15 PM


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