Vehicle window tinting films; not to be applied to certain windows reducing light to less than 35%. (HB1728)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Vehicle window tinting films; vehicle safety inspection fees.  Increases the allowed tinting of front side windows so as to reduce permitted light transmittance from the present minimum of 50 percent to a minimum of 35 percent. The bill also allows an increase of $4 for the safety inspection of any vehicle with after-market window tinting of the front side, rear side, or rear windows. This additional fee does not apply to window tinting films installed pursuant to an authorization by the DMV Commissioner pursuant to 46.2-1053. Read the Bill »


02/17/2011: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100804D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/14/2011Assigned Transportation sub: #3
01/18/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
01/20/2011Reported from Transportation with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2011Read first time
01/24/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1728)
01/24/2011Read second time
01/24/2011Committee amendments agreed to
01/24/2011Amendment by Delegate Carrico agreed to
01/24/2011Engrossed by House as amended HB1728E
01/24/2011Printed as engrossed 11100804D-E
01/25/2011Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
01/25/2011Rereferred to Transportation
01/27/2011Reported from Transportation (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2011Read first time
01/31/2011Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2011Read second time
01/31/2011Amendments previously adopted
01/31/2011Engrossed by House as amended HB1728E
01/31/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1728E)
02/01/2011Read third time and passed House (67-Y 30-N)
02/01/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (67-Y 30-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/17/2011Passed by indefinitely in Transportation with letter (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Letter sent to Secretary of Public Safety and Virginia State Police


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 15 minutes.


Chris writes:

The way I read it, the...

"$0.50 of which shall be transmitted to the Department of State Police to support the Department's costs in administering the motor vehicle safety inspection program" not applied to vehciles with window tints, yet it is applied to every other type of vehicle.