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NO. 89.  AN ACT RELATING TO THE INSTALLATION OF       AFTER-MARKET MATERIAL ON THE FRONT SIDE WINDOWS OF A MOTOR VEHICLE.

(H.445)

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec.  1.  23 V.S.A. § 1125(a)(6) is added to read:

(a)  No person shall paste, stick, or paint advertising matter or other things on or over any transparent part of a motor vehicle windshield, vent windows, or side windows located immediately to the left and right of the operator, nor hang any object, other than a rear view mirror, in back of the windshield except as follows:

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(6)  the commissioner may grant an exemption upon application from a person required for medical reasons to be shielded from the rays of the sun and who attaches to the application a document signed by a licensed physician or optometrist certifying that shielding from the rays of the sun is a medical necessity.  The physician or optometrist certification shall be renewed every four years.  However, when a licensed physician or optometrist has previously certified to the commissioner that an applicant's condition is both permanent and stable, the exemption may be renewed by the applicant without submission of a form signed by a licensed physician or optometrist.  Additionally, the window shading or tinting permitted under this subdivision shall be limited to the vent windows or side windows located immediately to the left and right of the operator.  The exemption provided in this subdivision shall terminate upon the sale of the approved vehicle and at that time the applicable window tinting shall be removed by the seller.  Furthermore, if the material described in this subdivision tears or bubbles or is otherwise worn to prohibit clear vision, it shall be removed or replaced.

Approved:  2/21/06



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


www.leg.state.vt.us