New York Has Another Window Film Bill On The Table

February 6th, 2019 by Emmariah Holcomb

The New York Legislature will decide if there will be changes to the current law that affects the industry during this year’s session. It was introduced in the Assembly last week.

The newly-introduced bill in New York, also referred to as A3682, would prohibit tinted windows in sport utility vehicles. Currently the law prohibits other vehicles from having window tints that allow less than 70 percent of light to be shown through. If passed, A3682 would add all sport utility vehicles to its list.

“… if it is classified as a station wagon, sedan, sport utility vehicle, hardtop, coupe, hatchback or convertible and any rear side window has a light transmittance of less than seventy percent; or the rear window of which is composed of, covered by or treated with any material which has a light transmittance of less than seventy percent,” a portion of the text reads.

The bill is also suggesting the following be removed from the current law.

“A rear window may have a light transmittance of less than seventy percent if the vehicle is equipped with side mirrors on both sides of the vehicle so adjusted that the driver thereof shall have a clear and full view of the road and condition of traffic behind such vehicle,” a portion of the text reads.

If passed, this could change how some vehicle owners decide which film would be the best fit for their vehicle.

The bill is currently being reviewed by the Transportation Committee, and if passed will go into effect on the 108th day after it becomes law.

To view A3682’s full text, click here.

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