COLUMBUS - (WLWT) — Smoking with a child in the car could soon mean a $500 fine in Ohio.
A proposed state law would make it illegal to smoke in any vehicle with a passenger who is under 6 years old.
Senate Bill 106, sponsored by Sen. Charleta Tavares, D-Columbus, says first-time offenders would face a $500 fine. For each subsequent violation, the offender could face a $750 fine, the bill states.
The proposed law would make it a primary offense.
Seven other states have similar laws in the books, including Alabama, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Oregon, Vermont and Virginia.
Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
- US judge stalls enforcement of Trump asylum restrictions
- Schumer asks for probe into Whitaker's White House contacts
- Suicide bomber targets clerics in Afghan capital, 40 killed
- Xi: Talks on pact to avoid sea clashes could end in 3 years