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A New Bill being debated in the S.C. House would make it illegal for people to smoke in their car while there is a child present.
This bill proposed (Senate version, House version) by state Democratic Senator Darrell Jackson was inspired when he saw a mother, in a Walmart parking lot, puffing away while her child was in the back seat.
While this bill is a great idea, and no smoker I know would think of lighting up while their child is in the car; however, sadly, there are those who do not see a problem with it. Instinct say this bill will go over too great with that crowd, and will probably be an uphill battle with the otherside of the isle — individual rights, you know. That said, it has already picked up the sponsorship of Republican Shannon S. Erickson out of Beaufort County.
The only issue I have with this bill is it seems to be only targeted to protect younger children from second-hand smoke. Children still in some sort of car seat or booster. The question is, what about the other kids?
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