New Legislation Might Hit Virginia

December 18th, 2019 by Emmariah Holcomb

Virginia has a newly pre-filed piece of legislation that could impact window tinting businesses throughout the state. The Virginia legislature will consider making changes to its current window tinting law in next year’s session.

The bill, also referred to as H90 was pre-filed in the House last week. According to the bill, those who violate the vehicle tint laws multiple times may be ordered to remove their vehicle’s tint.

“Where a person is convicted within one year of a second or subsequent violation of this section involving the operation of the same vehicle having a tinted or smoked windshield, the court, in addition to any other penalty, may order the person so convicted to remove such tinted or smoked windshield from the vehicle,” a portion of the pre-filed bill reads.

If passed, a new section will also be added, which will allow select licensed professionals to have window film that allows no less than a 20% light transmittance.

“Sun-shading or tinting films applied to the front side, rear side, and rear windows of any vehicle utilized in the course of business by a private investigator, bail bondsman, or bail enforcement agent, provided that no such sun-shading or tinting films shall be applied to such windows that reduce the total light transmittance to such windows to less than 20 percent,” a portion of the pre-filed bill reads.

To view the full text, click here.

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  1. Not nice

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