News

Smoking Ban in Cars with Kids Advances

Smoking Ban in Cars with Kids Advances

Photo: clipart.com

Another battle is ahead over smokers’ rights v. public health.

An Illinois Senate committee has approved State Sen. Ira Silverstein’s (D-Chicago) bill to outlaw smoking in a car while someone under eighteen years of age is in the car. This would be a secondary violation, meaning police would have to find something else to pull you over for first.

The fine would be up to $100.

As for people who prefer to light up?

“They have a right to smoke, but other people should have the right to breathe fresh air,” said Silverstein.

An amendment to the bill allows people to smoke while riding a motorcycle or in a convertible with the top down.

SB 2659 has passed the Senate Public Health Committee.

Recent Headlines

in Local

US Rep. Davis: OK With Lawsuit Against Obama

davis

Whether President Obama winds up at the defense table or not, one of Illinois' Republican Congressmen is defending the move to sue him

in Local

Audit: State Wait Times for Nursing Care Claims 3 Months

state_capitol_1

Audit finds may seeking state-paid nursing home care have been waiting more than 90 days for a decision on their cases

in Local

The Fix for Illinois in 98 Steps

illinois flag

Ex-lawmaker, ex-revenue chief co-write new book

in Local

State Fairgrounds Repairs Are Ongoing

state fair logo

IHPA is also short of cash

in Local

A New Law Will Support Community Health Workers

local_news_generic

Sponsor: Current status is unofficial