- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada Assembly member is bringing forward legislation making it a crime to smoke tobacco in a car with a minor present.

Democratic Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle is sponsoring AB322 which was heard Thursday in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

The bill would prohibit motorists from smoking tobacco or electronic cigarettes in a moving or stopped car if there is a child under the age of 18 in the vehicle. The proposal would allow police to levy a $25 fine against smokers breaking the rule.

Sprinkle said the bill would promote public health and prevent children from prolonged exposure to smoking in a contained space like a car.

If passed Nevada would become the eighth state to enact the ban.

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