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SB 975 - Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors - Key Vote

Virginia Key Votes

Chap Petersen voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (30-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits smoking in a vehicle with a minor present.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits an individual who is at least 18 years of age from smoking in a vehicle if a minor under 15 years of age is present in the vehicle (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “smoking” as carrying or holding any lighted pipe, cigar, cigarette, or any other lighted smoking equipment or lighting, inhaling, or exhaling smoke from a pipe, cigar, cigarette, or any other lighted smoking equipment (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes a civil fine of $100 for violations of the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors

Sponsors

  • Ralph S. Northam (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
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