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Lawmakers propose ban on smoking with kids in car

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A measure introduced in the Oregon Senate would make it illegal to smoke while driving if a child is in the car.

Senate Bill 444, if passed into law, would carry an initial maximum fine of $250 for smoking in a car with someone under the age of 18 along for the ride.

The bill applies to cigarettes, cigars or other forms of tobacco.

The bill states a police officer would only be able to enforce it if the car was already stopped and the driver detained for a separate traffic violation or other offense.

A second offense would carry a fine of $500, while a third time would cost $1,000.

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