Vehicle Tint Exception Could Come to Illinois

January 15th, 2020 by Emmariah Holcomb

An exception might be added to current vehicle legislation in Illinois, as a new bill was filed this month that could impact window tinting businesses throughout the state. The Illinois legislature will consider making changes to its current window tinting law in this year’s session.

The bill, also referred to as HB4033 was filed in the House by Representative West. According to the bill, there is an exception for certain drivers in the state who are light sensitive. The following text is a proposed addition to the current law.

“No person shall operate a motor vehicle with any reflective material, non-reflective material, or tinted film upon the windshield, windows immediately adjacent to each side of the driver, or windows to the rear of the driver’s seat, as provided under subsection (a), (a-5), or (b), unless the person is determined, by a physician licensed to practice medicine, to suffer from light sensitivity as a result of a traumatic brain injury,” a portion of HB4033 reads.

The House has yet to review this bill. To view the full text, click here.

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