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Smoking bill passes Senate; Lighting up in cars with youngsters would be banned

Publication Date: 8/29/2006
  • 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.