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H.445

Introduced by Representative Ancel of Calais

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Motor vehicles; front side windows; after-market material

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to set forth the conditions for, and specifications of, installing after-market material on the front side windows of a motor vehicle.

AN ACT RELATING TO THE INSTALLATION OF AFTER-MARKET MATERIAL ON THE FRONT SIDE WINDOWS OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

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

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

(c)  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this section, clear, colorless, or transparent material may be installed, affixed, or applied to the front side windows, located to the immediate left and right of the front seat if the following conditions are met:

(1)  The material has a minimum visible light transmittance of 88 percent.

(2)  The window glazing with the material applied meets all requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 205 (49 C.F.R. § 571.205), including the specified minimum light transmittance of 70 percent and the abrasion resistance of AS-14 glazing, as specified in that federal standard.

(3)  The material is designed and manufactured to enhance the ability of the existing window glass to block the sun’s harmful ultraviolet A rays.

(4)  The driver has in his or her possession, or within the vehicle, a certificate signed by the installing company certifying that the windows with the material installed meet the requirements of this subsection and identifying the installing company and the material’s manufacturer by full name and street address, or, if the material was installed by the vehicle owner, a certificate signed by the material’s manufacturer certifying that the windows with the material installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions meet the requirements of this subsection and identifying the material’s manufacturer by full name and street address.

(5)  If the material described in this subsection tears or bubbles or is otherwise worn to prohibit clear vision, it shall be removed or replaced.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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