Smoking in cars stinks, kids and adults tell panel
Publication Date: 2006-05-17
- Author:Jen Marckini
- Publication:Lansing (MI) State Journal
Some folks want to stamp out their parents' butts - in the car at least.
A handful of people testified at the state House Transportation Committee hearing Tuesday in support of a bill that would make it illegal to expose children to secondhand smoke while in a vehicle.
"Government has a responsibility to advocate the right to those children," said Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, who introduced House Bill 5407.
The bill would protect children under age 18.
Arkansas is the only state with a law similar to Michigan's anti-smoking proposal, Moolenaar said.