Indiana bill proposes $1,000 fine for smoking in car with children

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Published: Jan. 17, 2019 at 12:49 PM CST
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A proposed Indiana bill would make it illegal to smoke inside a car with children inside.

If passed, Indiana

​ would make smoking in a car with a child under 6 years old a crime. The bill would make a first-time offense a Class B infraction, which is punishable by up to a $1,000 fine.

A person who commits three offenses over one year could face a $10,000 fine.

Authored by Sens. Jim Merritt (R) and Eddie Melton (D) , the bill would go into effect July 2019 if it becomes a law.