TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – A bill filed in the state House would make it illegal to smoke in a vehicle is there is a minor along for the ride.
The was filed by Rep. Charles McBurney, R-Jacksonville. The proposal, which currently has no Senate companion, would make smoking a tobacco product in a car or truck with a minor present a “nonmoving violation.”READ MORE: Attorney: Parkland School Gunman Nikolas Cruz To Plead Guilty To Massacre
The measure, if approved during the 2014 legislative session and signed by Gov. Rick Scott, would have the violation considered a secondary action. That means a person could only be cited after a driver has been pulled over for another reason.READ MORE: Parkland Survivor David Hogg On Potential Guilty Plea: 'It's Horrific That Our Community Has To Continue Going Through This'
It would take effect Oct. 1, 2014.
For the past decade Florida has banned smoking in enclosed workplaces, with exemptions that include private residences and bars where no more than 10 percent of the revenue is from food sales.MORE NEWS: Nikolas Cruz Pleads Guilty In BSO Jail Guard Attack
The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.