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Proposal to Ban Smoking in Cars Headed to Hearing

The bill would apply when children 6-years-old and younger are in the car.

Described as an effort to educate the public on the health risks of second-hand smoke, a proposed bill seeks to ban smoking in cars with passengers 6-years-old and younger.

The bill, introduced by state Rep. Henry J. Genga (D-East Hartford), calls for a warning for the first violation and a ticket and fine for subsequent violations. "A violation would be considered a secondary infraction because the intent is to educate the public on the health risks of second-hand smoke," according to a press release from House Democrats.

The proposal (HB 5380) will be the subject of a public hearing before the legislature’s Transportation Committee, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20. It will be held in Room 2C of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

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Siwanoy February 22, 2013 at 01:49 PM
"progressive liberals want the younger kids lungs healthy so when they get older they can SMOKE WEED LEGALLY" any proof what so ever to back that up?
Siwanoy February 22, 2013 at 02:00 PM
on immigration.... border crossings are at a 40 year low, not to mention El Paso and San Diego were America's two safest cities with populations over 500,000 in 2012. On average, violent crime rates in U.S. border regions are lower than those of the rest of the nation. Did you know that the number of border agents has quintupled in the past two decades? From 4,028 in 1993 to 21,394 in 2012. The federal government spent more than $17 billion on customs and enforcement at the border in 2010. So the govt. has been doing things to stop illegal immigrants from coming in. thank you for citing that wiki article, as you can cleary see, it says "Minister King Samir Shabazz and Jerry Jackson" which represent the Blank Panther Party.. so it was 2 people like I said. To be expected, you didn't include the full citation from wiki, so here is what you cut off, "Counter-accusations have also been made, including claims that the actual incident was relatively minor, but its importance had been blown out of proportion by individuals and groups with political motives. Attorney General Eric Holder has also rejected claims that his Justice Department considers the race of an alleged victim when deciding which cases to pursue. The case and its handling by the Department of Justice is currently being investigated by the United States Commission on Civil Rights. The Justice Department is also carrying out its own internal investigation into the handling of the case."
Siwanoy February 22, 2013 at 02:01 PM
when you purposely cut of citations, it shows your point isn't as strong as you'd like it to be, otherwise you'd include the whole citation, since it would be proving your point... but it wasn't, so you cut it off.
Vincent Murphy February 22, 2013 at 02:32 PM
Silwanoy, I'm breaking my own rule here not to pick on children but .... Immigration is down because Obama's economy stinks (there are no jobs here anymore) , and your full citation from Wiki proves nothing. Wow ! News Flash ! Holder is protesting to defend himself ???? Surprise surprise !!! I cut it off because unlike you, I was trying not to monopolize this board which is about a smoking law, with endless drivel rebutting your uninformed, irrelevant, meandering, shrill, hyperventilating, Democratic talking points. Good bye. I'm done talking sign language to someone who won't hear, but has also proven to be blind. "Anything is possible to those who know nothing". . Green's Law of Debate.
Vincent Murphy February 22, 2013 at 02:54 PM
Silwanoy, Now you are showing your poor debatings skills . Let's re-cap. My comment was "Allow the New Black Panthers to stand menacingly with billy clubs outside a polling place ?" The ONLY relevant piece of the Wiki quote to rebut your incorrect comment of.. "if by allow you mean they were arrested and charged, then yes he allowed them to be arrested and charged" But then Holder got involved and dropped the charges ?????? Doesn't that mean you were WRONG ? I didn't talk about individuals (who cares how many , again your point is irrelevant), I said "the New Black Panther Party" The only relevant sentance in the Wiki article to the above comments and your off-base rebuttal was : "The Department of Justice later narrowed the charges against Minister King Shabazz and dismissed the charges against the New Black Panther Party and Jerry Jackson. " Obama's henchman, Eric Holder , dismissed the charges against The New Black Panther Party". Point made, nothing else in wiki is relevant (except to you & Rachel Maddow) , everything else is your gibberish, and unimportant, You were WRONG, and I was RIGHT....AS ALWAYS !!!!

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