According to the Virginia Gazette, the House of Delegates Bill 1366 which would have made it illegal to smoke in a car with children under 13, was defeated after a subcommittee of the House Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety was deadlocked at 3-3 on Thursday. Under the bill, violations would have been a secondary offense, which means drivers can be cited only if pulled over for any other reason violators could have been fined $100. A similar bill, Senate Bill 975 sponsored by Senator Northam (D-District 6), would ban smoking in cars with children under fifteen years of age. His bill will be heard in the General Assembly this week.
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