Should it be illegal to smoke with kids in the car?
That’s the question Indiana lawmakers are wrestling with after a new bill was introduced in January and referred to the Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law.
Senate Bill No. 34 was authored by State Sen. Jim Merritt (R-District 31) and State Sen. Eddie Melton (D-District 3) and it would make smoking in a car with a child under the age of six a class B infraction punishable by a $1,000 fine.
Three offenses in a 12-month period would result in a Class A infraction and a $10,000 fine.