Bill would fine people $500 who smoke with kids in vehicle in Ohio


COLUMBUS, OH (WOWK) – If you get caught smoking with a child in the car in Ohio, you could soon have to pay a $500 fine.

Senate Bill 106 would make it illegal to smoke in a vehicle that has a passenger who is under the age of six.

The bill, which is sponsored by Senator Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus), says the first time someon is caught they would face a $500 fine, but every violation after that, they could face a $750 fin.

Read the full bill here.

The proposed law would make it a primary offense.

Seven other states, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Oregon, Vermont and Virginia, already have similar laws in place

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