Virginia House Rejects Proposal to Add Window Film Testing to State Auto Inspection

March 5th, 2014 by Editor

A recently proposed bill in Virginia to add window film to the list of items checked during state auto inspection was voted down yesterday, March 4, by the House of Delegates.

The proposed legislation was defeated in a vote of 44 yeas, 54 nays, one abstention and one non-vote.

Senate bill 408 (SB480) would have required that the, “Department of State Police shall amend 19VAC30-70 of the Virginia Administrative Code so that a motor vehicle safety inspection shall include inspection of window tint with a tint meter to ensure that tinting is within the legal range established pursuant to §46.2-1052 of the Code of Virginia. Such requirements shall provide that inspection stations use tint meters that are only as accurate as necessary so that costs may remain nominal,” according to the proposed amendment introduced to the Senate Committee on Transportation by Senator Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach).

The measure initially passed in the Senate 38-0 January 21 and was approved 5-2 by a House of Delegates transportation subcommittee February 24.

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