Alaska’s House Aims to Amend Current Window Tint Law

January 29th, 2020 by Emmariah Holcomb

Alaska’s House of Representatives introduced a new bill last week, also known as H211. The new bill would amend the first section of the current law on motor vehicle window tinting in the state.

The following represents the additional text that the bill looks to include in the current law, if passed:

Except as provided in this section, a person may not operate a motor vehicle on a highway if the motor vehicle has window tinting

  • On the portion of the front windshield of the vehicle that is below the top five inches;
  • that is mirrored; or
  • that reduces total light transmittance to less than 35% on a side window, quarter glass, or back glass.”

The bill notes that a person may operate a vehicle with tinted windows if “the tinting complies with standards set in regulations by the Department of Public Safety.” The bill also defines light transmittance.

“In this section, light transmittance means the ratio, expressed as a percentage, of the total amount of light that is allowed to pass through a window, including glazing, to the total amount of light falling on the window,” a portion of the new bill reads.

H211 is currently in the House Special Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs.

To view text of the H211, click here.

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