ANNAPOLIS — Sen. Jennie Forehand, D-Montgomery, is passionate about Marylanders not smoking. She remembers coming to the Senate in 1979 and hiding all of the ashtrays under the radiator.
“I was the laughingstock of everybody, but I made the point,” Forehand said.
Last year, she proposed a ban on smoking in cars with young children, which passed in the Senate, but died in a House committee.
This year, Sen. Bobby A. Zirkin, D-Baltimore County, is sponsoring legislation that would impose a fine of $50 on anyone caught smoking while driving or riding with children under 8.