The Illinois House recently passed a bill that would ban people from smoking in cars with children.
House Bill 2276 would fine motorists $100 to $250 for smoking in a car with minors present. The fine would apply regardless of whether the vehicle is in motion, at rest, or has its windows down. Fines would increas depending on how many times the offender has violated the law.
The bill moves to the Senate for a first reading on Thursday.
The bill is sponsored by Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-Northbrook).