Committees of the General Assembly have all voted which bills would go further in the legislative process, and which would be put off. One bill not forwarded by the Transportation Committee this session would have banned smoking in a car when a child younger than 6 is a passenger.
Committee member Wilton State Senator Toni Boucher says it's like going into someone's home and that's too far reaching. She says smoking is restricted in public places, but the question is whether a car is a public place or not.
Boucher says the state does a good job of educating kids on the dangers of tobacco.
Representative Henry Genga and 6 others introduced the bill, calling it a matter of public health, and 36 other lawmakers co-sponsored his proposal.