Gov. Gary Herbert said Tuesday that he supports the concept behind a bill that would ban smoking in cars where a child is a passenger, but stopped short of saying he would sign it into law.
HB13, sponsored by Rep. Patrice Arent, D-Millcreek, would allow a police officer who stops a car for another violation to write a ticket to an adult smoking in a car with a passenger under the age of 16. The bill passed the House and Senate and is headed to the governor's desk.
"I like the concept. I can tell you, I think we ought to do everything we can to protect our children," Herbert said Tuesday.