Bill Status of HB2724 101st General Assembly
Short Description: VEH CD-SMOKING; MINOR PRESENT
Rep. David A. Welter
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a person shall not operate or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while a person in the motor vehicle is smoking if a person under 18 years of age is in the motor vehicle. Defines smoking as inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, weed, plant, regulated narcotic, or other combustible substance. Provides that a police officer may not stop a motor vehicle solely for a violation of the new provisions. Provides that a violation is a petty offense with a maximum fine of $100. Provides that motorcycles and convertible motor vehicles in open-air or top down mode are exempt from this provision.