New Window Film Bills Seek Change

February 27th, 2019 by Emmariah Holcomb

Virginia and North Carolina each have new legislation that might impact your business. Legislatures in both states will consider making changes to current industry laws during this years’ sessions.

The newly-introduced bill in Virginia, also referred to as S1174, moves language regarding vehicle window tint restrictions from near the end of the law to the beginning of the law. S1174 is not seeking to change the current language represented, instead it aims to change the order the information in presented.

Some of the language in stated in the bill defines front and rear windows.

“Front side windows means those windows located adjacent to and forward of the driver’s seat; multipurpose passenger vehicle means any motor vehicle that is (i) designed to carry no more than 10 persons and (ii) constructed either on a truck chassis or with special features for occasional off-road use; rear side windows” means those windows located to the rear of the driver’s seat,” a portion of the text reads.

To view S1174’s full text, click here.

The newly-introduced bill in North Carolina, also referred to as H123, aims to raise the fee for vehicle inspections. Currently the amount listed for safety only inspections costs $12.75, however if the new bill passes, your customers can expect to see their safety inspections increase to $19.75 per vehicle. The emission and safety fee will remain the same.

If passed the new pricing would become effective on October 1, 2019.

To view the full text, click here.

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