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Maryland Senate Votes To Ban Smoking In Cars With Kids

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Smokers with kids in the car will have to wait, if the Maryland House also approves this legislation.
Smokers with kids in the car will have to wait, if the Maryland House also approves this legislation.

The Maryland Senate has approved a bill today banning smoking in vehicles if there is a child inside.

The new smoking ban passed on a tight 27-20 vote, and now heads to the House of Delegates. Under the law, drivers or passengers would not be allowed to smoke with an 8-year-old or younger in the vehicle.

The maximum fine for a violation is $50.

The measure has been introduced in Maryland for several years. Last year, the bill passed the Senate but did not make it out of a House committee.


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