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Bill: Smoking in Car with Minors Would be Fined

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A measure proposed in the state Legislature would make it a traffic infraction to smoke while in a car with minors. A measure proposed in the state Legislature would make it a traffic infraction to smoke while in a car with minors.

OLYMPIA, WA - A measure proposed in the state Legislature would make it a traffic infraction to smoke while in a car with minors.
    
Lawmakers in Olympia are heard public testimony Tuesday afternoon in the House Transportation Committee.
    
Under House Bill 2086, smokers who light up a cigarette, pipe or cigar in a moving or parked car with a minor inside could be subject to fines. The first violation would be a $125 penalty, and violations afterward would be $250.
    
The bill says the traffic infraction would not become part of the driver's record or be available to insurance companies or employers.
    
A total ban on smoking in cars with minors has failed to pass in Washington before.

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