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Fate of new smoking bill in Virginia rests in governor's hands

Smoking in the same car as a young child will soon be a finable offense in Virginia if Gov. Terry McAuliffe signs a House bill into law before April 11. House Bill 1348 proposes that individuals caught lighting up in a motor vehicle when a minor under a
Washington Times
added Mar 15, 2016 23:00

[Virginia] Governor’s signature needed to make smoking in car with kids illegal

If the governor adds his signature, Virginians could be fined $100 for smoking in a car in the presence of children. The Senate joined the House by giving final approval to a bill that would make smoking in a motor vehicle with passengers younger than 8
WAVY-TV 10 (Portsmouth, VA)
added Mar 15, 2016 12:26

[Virginia] Suffolk set to ban tobacco use at schools, all because one student spoke up

Lakeland High sophomore Hunter Turley wasn't sure what to expect when he asked the School Board to ban tobacco use on school grounds....On Thursday it is poised to accept a reworked policy that would prohibit anyone from using any tobacco product at a pu
Norfolk (VA) Virginian-Pilot
added Mar 9, 2016 18:51

[Virginia] Ex-Va. Gov. Gets Hearing Date In High Court Bribery Appeal ($$)

U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set a date for oral arguments in former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s appeal of his bribery convictions, several days after McDonnell filed a brief arguing that the laws he was convicted under are too broad.
added Mar 5, 2016 14:16

House votes down bill requiring Virginia schools to go completely tobacco-free

Senate Bill 224 would have required all school systems to ban tobacco, including nicotine vapor, on school property, school buses and at school-sponsored activities by mid-2017. The House defeated the bill on a 38-60 vote, with a handful of Republicans vo
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Mar 5, 2016 00:49

[Virginia] Senate passes bill to penalize smoking while kids are in car

“I worked in tobacco my whole life,” he said. So it might have been a little unusual to see Chafin, now a conservative Republican state senator from Russell, stand up on the Senate floor Thursday to support of legislation that, in effect, restricts smok
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Mar 4, 2016 14:05

[Virginia] An old tobacco state moves to ban smoking in cars with kids on board

Drivers who light up with kids in the car could face $100 fines under a bill that cleared the legislature Thursday in Virginia, a state where tobacco was once king and cigarette-maker Altria remains a major political donor. With no debate, the Senate vot
Washington Post
added Mar 4, 2016 13:38

[Virginia] VIDEO: Va. Senate Nears Vote on Bill Banning Smoking in Car with Kids

Virginia lawmakers are nearing a final vote on a fine for drivers who smoke with young children in the car. Supporters of the bill say it's an especially dangerous type of secondhand smoke for little ones. The legislation made it out of the Virginia Hou
added Mar 3, 2016 17:15

[New Jersey] VIDEO: 2 charged in trafficking $9.5 million worth of cigarettes from Virginia to N.J.

Two New Jersey residents face charges of using shell businesses and accomplices to purchase $9.5 million worth of Virginia cigarettes and transport them to New Jersey for illegal resale in a major cigarette trafficking operation.
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Feb 25, 2016 05:22

[Virginia] VIDEO: Discarded cigarette blamed for Chesterfield's deadliest fire on record

A discarded cigarette sparked the deadliest fire on record in Chesterfield County and one of the worst in modern Virginia history, fire officials say. Fire marshals determined after an extensive investigation that a cigarette discarded in the attached ga
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Feb 25, 2016 04:42
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