Washington Bill Becomes LawMay 29th, 2019 by Emmariah Holcomb
Washington’s governor has recently signed a proposed bill into law that will impact window film businesses in the state. The legislation relates to installing safety glazing or film sunscreening materials. The bill, also referred to as S 5881, will implement fines for those who perform the installations for commercial gain.
A $500 fine will be enforced for “a mechanic or commercial installer of safety glazing or film sunscreening material who installs, for monetary or commercial gain, safety glazing or film sunscreening material in violation of [the state’s window film law],” a portion of the bill reads.
The bill was introduced at the beginning of February and referred to the Senate Transportation Committee. It passed in the Senate in early March. The House then passed an amended version of the bill in mid-April. The Senate then agreed to the amended version of the bill at the end of April, from there it was sent to the governor. According to the legislature, it was signed by the governor last week and will take effect on July 28, 2019.
Click here for the full text that has become law.