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11 a.m. – House File 2093:

House File 2093 was proposed by Rep. Brian Lohse. It’s an act relating to smoking in a motor vehicle with a child present.

The bill prohibits a person from smoking in a motor vehicle if a person under 18 is present in the vehicle. A peace officer shall not stop or detain a person solely for a suspected violation of the bill, but rather that a peace officer may only enforce the bill as a secondary action when the driver of a motor vehicle has been stopped or detained for a suspected violation of another provision of Code Chapter 321.

A person convicted of a violation of the bill is guilty of a simple misdemeanor punishable as a scheduled violation and the fine is $200.

Author: Jacob Hall