Law | Illinois Car Smoking Ban Fails

A bill that would of banned smoking in cars if a person under the age of 18 was present has failed in the state senate of Illinois.

The bill which had passed a committee hearing only got eight votes in favor of it, with Republican Senator Dave Syverson of Rockford providing a voice of reason in questioning the measure.

According to the Senator, “These children are going to be in the same home with these parents 24 hours a day, so that little bit of time in the vehicle, is it–does it really have that kind of an impact than what–than what’s happening with their lives anyways?”

While we would of preferred for him to state that the micro management of our daily lives needs to stop we applaud him for standing up against this measure.