Bill proposes fine for those who smoke in cars with minors


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.   

Get more details on the bill here.