Indiana bill (SB 34) would make it illegal to smoke in car with kids

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.