OLYMPIA, Wash. - A measure proposed in the state Legislature would make it a traffic infraction to smoke while in a car with minors.
Lawmakers in Olympia are hearing public testimony on Tuesday afternoon in the House Transportation Committee.
Under House Bill 2086, smokers who light up a cigarette, pipe or cigar in a moving or parked car with a minor inside could be subject to fines.
The first violation would be a $125 penalty, and violations afterward would be $250.
The bill says the traffic infraction would not become part of the driver's record or be available to insurance companies or employers.