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Smoke-free Private Vehicles Bill [HL] 2012-13
(This Bill is from a previous session)
A Bill presented by Lord Ribeiro to amend the Health Act 2006 and ban smoking in private vehicles where children are present.
The Bill states that if a person is found guilty of the offence for the first time, they have the option of attending a smoke-free driving awareness course in place of a £60 fine. However, should the Bill become an Act, the Secretary of State can introduce regulations to increase the penalty.
The Bill received its first reading during the 2010-12 Parliamentary Session on 25 January 2012, however, due to prorogation the Bill was dropped. Lord Ribeiro has re-tabled the Bill for the new Session and the Bill had its second reading on the 29 June 2012.