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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5280

 

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 768

   

Referred to Committee on TRANSPORTATION

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. GENGA, 10th Dist.

REP. HEWETT, 39th Dist.

REP. BARAM, 15th Dist.

REP. LARSON, 11th Dist.

REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th Dist.

SEN. MARKLEY, 16th Dist.

SEN. MAYNARD, 18th Dist.

SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th Dist.

SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th Dist.

SEN. MEYER, 12th Dist.

SEN. MUSTO, 22nd Dist.

AN ACT PROHIBITING SMOKING IN MOTOR VEHICLES WITH MINOR CHILDREN.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to: (1) Prohibit any person from smoking in a motor vehicle when there is a child six years of age or younger or weighing less than sixty pounds and required under subsection (d) of section 14-100a of the general statutes to be secured in a child restraint system in such vehicle; (2) create a rebuttable presumption that a person who holds a cigarette, cigar, pipe or similar device to, or in the immediate proximity of, his or her mouth while such vehicle is in motion or at rest is presumed to be smoking; (3) establish that any person found in violation of such prohibition shall be deemed to have committed an infraction, unless such person is found in violation of such prohibition for the first time during the first year after the effective date of this act; and (4) establish that any person found in violation of such prohibition for the first time during the first year after the effective date of this act shall be issued a warning.

Statement of Purpose:

To protect children from secondhand smoke.