NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York lawmaker has proposed legislation that would ban adults from smoking in cars when children under the age of 14 are present.
Democrat Assemblyman David Weprin said he wants to reduce children’s exposure to secondhand smoke. The bill would apply even when the windows are rolled down.READ MORE: Police: 5-Year-Old Boy Knocked Off Bike In Washington Square Park
The Daily News reports that violators could face a fine of up to $100.
Four other states have passed similar laws: Maine, Louisiana, Arkansas and California.READ MORE: Reports: Top Cuomo Aides Allegedly Altered July Report To Conceal Number Of Nursing Home Deaths
In New York’s Rockland County, smoking is banned in cars carrying passengers under age 18. Nassau County on Long Island is considering a similar bill.
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