ANNAPOLIS, Md.- Maryland senators are considering legislation intended to prevent young children from being exposed to second-hand smoke while in a vehicle.
Senate Bill 559 would prohibit the "driver of a motor vehicle in which a person who is under the age of 8 years is a passenger from smoking a tobacco product or allowing a passenger to smoke in the motor vehicle." A violation of the bill would result in a $50 fine.
Montgomery County Sen. Jenny Forehand is pushing this bill for the second time. A hearing was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.