senate Bill S1493

Includes the examination of tinted or shaded windows in the periodic inspection of motor vehicles

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 02 / Feb / 2009
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1493
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S1493

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to including
the examination of tinted or shaded windows in the periodic inspection
of motor vehicles


PURPOSE :
To include an examination of window tint in the yearly state
inspection of a vehicle.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section 1 -- Amends subparagraph (a) of paragraph 1 of subdivision (c)
section 301 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law to require tinted glass to
be one of the items inspected during the yearly New York State
inspection of a vehicle.

Section 2 -- Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION :
Many vehicle owners are currently violating the law by having tinted
glass that exceeds current regulations regarding the degree of tint.
In order to take a more proactive approach in regulating this problem,
and enforcing current law, this bill would include tinted glass to be
one of the items inspected during an automobile's yearly state
inspection. If the glass on a vehicle is tinted beyond twenty seven
percent of light transmittance, then that vehicle would not pass state
inspection.

Glass that is too dark inhibits other drivers from making necessary
eye contact with a driver to understand their intent. It also hampers
law enforcement's ability to observe if illegal activity is occurring
within the vehicle.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2003-2004 -- S.1142
2005-2006 -- S.37/A.9943
2007-2008 --S.1273/A.281

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeeding the
date on which it shall have become a law.
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