Yesterday, Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle a Democrat from Nevada brought forth legislations that would make it illegal to smoke in a car if someone under the age of 18 is present.
On our Facebook page the response to a similar measure has been mixed, and while I personally would never light up with a child in a car with the window closed, I wonder about the motives of such a law and it taking away the freedoms to parent as we see fit.
Next thing you know is the government will want to ban alcohol in the home if you have someone under the age of 21, or perhaps ban firearms if you have a person under the age of 18 living at home. Who knows, with the move to tax soda, there could be a movement to remove soft drinks from the home with someone present.
If Mike Sprinkle wants to be a parent, let him be a parent to his own kids.
The bil AB322 calls for a $25 fine against those breaking the rule, and if passed Nevada would become the 8th state with such a ban.
Nevada is home to 2.8 million residents over 110,622 square miles and became a state in 1864.