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HB 13 - Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Present - Key Vote

Utah Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Present

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (16-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Present

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits smoking in a car when a child is present, effective July 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits individuals from smoking in a motor vehicle when a child 15 years of age or younger is a passenger (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts individuals operating convertible or open-body type motor vehicles that are in the open-air mode from the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).
  • Requires that enforcement of the provisions of this bill to be a secondary action when the vehicle is detained for a separate suspected violation (Sec.1).
  • Establishes a $45 fine for violations of the provisions of this bill, which may be waived if the individual (Sec. 1):
    • Has not previously been convicted of a violation of this bill; and 
    • Proves to the court that the individual has enrolled in a smoking cessation program. 
  • Requires law enforcement officers to issue warnings instead of citations for violations of the provisions of this bill until July 1, 2014 (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (41-30) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Present

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits smoking in a car when a child is present, effective July 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits individuals from smoking in a motor vehicle when a child 15 years of age or younger is a passenger (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts individuals operating convertible or open-body type motor vehicles that are in the open-air mode from the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).
  • Requires that enforcement of the provisions of this bill to be a secondary action when the vehicle is detained for a separate suspected violation (Sec.1).
  • Establishes a $45 fine for violations of the provisions of this bill, which may be waived if the individual (Sec. 1):
    • Has not previously been convicted of a violation of this bill; and 
    • Proves to the court that the individual has enrolled in a smoking cessation program. 
  • Requires law enforcement officers to issue warnings instead of citations for violations of the provisions of this bill until July 1, 2014 (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Smoking in a Vehicle with Minors Present

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