Virginia legislators are moving to ban smoking in cars with children younger than 15.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the Senate bill, sponsored by Sen. Ralph S. Northam, D-Norfolk, would allow police officers to stop and ticket offenders. A fine of $100 would be issued at the time of the infraction.
Mr. Northam claims he is only acting “in the best interest of our children,” but critics worry that such a bill would philosophically open the door for legislators to target smokers in their homes.
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