Nevada Legislature: Bill would prevent smoking in cars with children present
March 26, 2015
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.