Rep. Genga: Bill Banning Smoking With A Kid In The Car

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After I trashed a proposed bill this morning on FOX-CT that would prohibit smoking in a car with a kid age 6 or under, I ran into its sponsor, Rep. Henry Genga of East Hartford, over at the capitol.

He\’s got a point. It\’s like requiring car seats.

AN ACT PROHIBITING SMOKING IN MOTOR VEHICLES WITH MINOR CHILDREN.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to: (1) Prohibit any person from smoking in a motor vehicle when there is a child six years of age or younger or weighing less than sixty pounds and required under subsection (d) of section 14-100a of the general statutes to be secured in a child restraint system in such vehicle; (2) create a rebuttable presumption that a person who holds a cigarette, cigar, pipe or similar device to, or in the immediate proximity of, his or her mouth while such vehicle is in motion or at rest is presumed to be smoking; (3) establish that any person found in violation of such prohibition shall be deemed to have committed an infraction, unless such person is found in violation of such prohibition for the first time during the first year after the effective date of this act; and (4) establish that any person found in violation of such prohibition for the first time during the first year after the effective date of this act shall be issued a warning.

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9 thoughts on “Rep. Genga: Bill Banning Smoking With A Kid In The Car

  1. sam

    How about you politicians start working a little more on our states economy and our unemployment problems and a little less on goverment control of our residents. This is getting ridiculas. When you turn our state around and when its no longer heading down the crapper then maybe that will be the time to pass some more proposals to get more control on our resident. Right now start earning your money. This is a waste of our tax dollars that you are being paid.

    1. johngaltwhereru

      How about banning the use of nicotine, alcohol or drugs for any person that receives food stamps, Medicaid or any HUSKY variant, or Section 8 housing.

      Weekly testing, preferably the day after government checks are issued, should be the norm.

        1. johngaltwhereru

          Billy,

          Why shame on me?

          Is there some reason you believe tax payers owe the poor cigarettes, drugs and booze?

          1. Connecticut is Dying Too

            @ John: how dare you demand something of value in exchange for Section IIX housing, food stamps, Medicaid, Obamaphones, free internet, taxi vouchers, and the like. These items were all bought and paid for with Democrat votes.

            We’re circling the drain here in the Obamanation. How’s the real estate down in Costa Rica?

  2. enness

    I’m sure this will be enforced just as well as our speed limits and our current ban on using a cell phone while driving. Are we trying to breed contempt for the law, or what???

  3. Paul Memoli

    How many of you people read the March 4 issue of TIME MAGAZINE? in an over 30 page special report, Time illustrates and exposes how medical consumers… people on prescription medicine, hospital patients etc are being totally ripped off by pricing policies that have no relationship to their actual cost. This is happening in both for profit and non-profit medical centers, with the complete compliance of our politicians… but it is easier to beat up the little guy, who might be getting $200 a month in Food stamps, instead of going after the hospitals that are charging patients $1.50 for 1 adult aspirin – the same that you can pay $5 for a thousand at WalMart! _ And that is only one of a hundred ways the hospitals are ripping you off. Read the article… you can find it at TIME.COM

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