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Smoking; illegal in motor vehicle with a minor present.

Expands the group in the presence of whom it is illegal to smoke in a motor vehicle from minors under the age of eight to any minor.

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01/06/2020 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100081D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20100081D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 578
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled January 6, 2020
    A BILL to amend and reenact � 46.2-810.1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to smoking in motor vehicle with a minor present.
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    Patrons-- Guzman, Coyner, Hope, Jenkins, Krizek, Levine, Lopez and Rasoul; Senator: Morrissey
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    Referred to Committee on Transportation
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That � 46.2-810.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

    46.2-810.1. Smoking in vehicle with a minor present; civil penalty.

    A. For the purposes of this section, "smoke" means to carry or hold any lighted pipe, cigar, or cigarette of any kind or any other lighted smoking equipment or to light or inhale or exhale smoke from a pipe, cigar, or cigarette of any kind or any other lighted smoking equipment.

    B. It is unlawful for a person to smoke in a motor vehicle, whether in motion or at rest, when a minor under the age of eight is present in the motor vehicle. A violation of this section is punishable by a civil penalty of $100 to be paid into the state treasury and credited to the Literary Fund. No demerit points shall be assigned under Article 19 (� 46.2-489 et seq.) of Chapter 3 and no court costs shall be assessed for a violation of this section. A violation of this section may be charged on the uniform traffic summons form.

    C. No citation for a violation of this section shall be issued unless the officer issuing such citation has cause to stop or arrest the driver of such motor vehicle for the violation of some other provision of this Code or local ordinance relating to the operation, ownership, or maintenance of a motor vehicle or any criminal statute.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Elizabeth R. Guzman D-Richmond Sponsor
    Sam Rasoul D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Joseph D. Morrissey D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Alfonso H. Lopez D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Mark H. Levine D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Paul E. Krizek D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Clinton L. Jenkins D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Patrick A. Hope D-Richmond Cosponsor
    Carrie E. Coyner R-Richmond Cosponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/14/2020 House House: Assigned Transportation sub: Motor Vehicles
    01/06/2020 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100081D
    01/06/2020 House House: Referred to Committee on Transportation
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    Expands the group in the presence of whom it is illegal to smoke in a motor vehicle from minors under the age of eight to any minor.
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    Smoking in vehicle with a minor present; civil penalty


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