Smoking in motor vehicles; civil penalty when in the presence of a minor under age eight. (HB2171)

Introduced By

Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon) with support from co-patrons Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), and Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Smoking in vehicle with minor present. Provides that any person who smokes in a motor vehicle, whether in motion or at rest, when a minor under the age of eight is in the motor vehicle is subject to a civil penalty of $100. The offense may be charged on a uniform traffic summons. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100079D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/20/2015Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/21/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2171)
02/05/2015Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
02/10/2015Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety