Washington Governor Signs Window Film Bill into Law

May 23, 2019

The governor of Washington recently signed a bill that “relat[es] to the installation of safety glazing or film sunscreening materials” into law. The bill, S 5881, creates a $500 fine for “a mechanic or commercial installer of safety glazing or film sunscreening material who installs, for monetary or commercial gain, safety glazing or film sunscreening material in violation of [the state’s window film law].” It also makes violating this law a misdemeanor.

The bill was introduced on February 8 and referred to the Senate Transportation Committee. It passed the Senate on March 6. The House passed an amended version of the bill on April 15. The Senate concurred with the amended bill on April 27 and it was sent to the Washington governor on April 30. It was signed by the governor on May 21 and takes effect on July 28, 2019.

Click here for the full text of S 5881 as it was enacted into law.

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