Washington Window Film Bill Becomes Law

June 4, 2019

A bill has been signed into law in Washington that “relat[es] to the installation of safety glazing or film sunscreening materials.”

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. The governor signed the bill on May 21 and it takes effect on July 28.

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

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