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Alabama House votes to ban smoking in cars carrying minors

(Source: Associated Press) (Source: Associated Press)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama House of Representatives has voted to make it illegal to smoke in a car carrying a child.

Under the bill, violators would be fined $100.

Representatives on Tuesday voted 41-30 for the bill by Rep. Rolanda Hollis, a Democrat from Birmingham. The bill now moves to the Alabama Senate.

Hollis says her aim is to protect children from second-hand smoke. While adults can choose whether to smoke, she said children don't have any choice when they are riding in a confined space with a smoker.

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