Smoking bill passes Senate; Lighting up in cars with youngsters would be banned
Publication Date: 2006-08-29
- Author:Steve Lawrence
- Publication:LA Daily News
Californians who smoke in motor vehicles carrying young children could be slapped with $100 fines under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate.
But a measure to force automakers to produce more lower-polluting, alternative-fuel vehicles fell four votes short of passing.
The smoking ban, in a bill by Assemblyman Paul Koretz, D-West Hollywood, would cover vehicles carrying children who were required to ride in a child safety seat.