ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Senate has passed a bill that would make a person smoking in a car when a child under 15 is in the vehicle subject to a fine up to $100.
The bill passed by a 37-3 vote on Friday. Republican Sen. Bruce Thompson of White says Georgia children need to be protected. He says his "Smokefree Cars for Children Act" would curb exposure to second hand smoke, a known contributor to the developing of lifelong medical conditions, including asthma.
The bill now moves now to the state House.