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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.772

Introduced by Representative LaVoie of Swanton

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Motor vehicles; smoking; children

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to prevent a person from possessing lighted tobacco products in a motor vehicle occupied by a child under 18 years of age.

AN ACT RELATING TO PROHIBITING SMOKING IN MOTOR VEHICLES WHEN CHILDREN ARE PRESENT

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  23 V.S.A. § 1134b is added to read:

§ 1134b.  SMOKING IN MOTOR VEHICLES; CHILDREN

(a)  No person shall possess lighted tobacco products in a motor vehicle which is occupied by a child under 18 years of age.

(b)  Smoking in a motor vehicle in the presence of a child inside the vehicle shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $100.00.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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