New York Alerts

New York - Assembly Bill 359 - February 12, 2001

TO: Dealer/Installers Distributors and Manufacturers of Window Film

SUBJECT: New York Legislation – Assembly Bill - AB 359 Representative Gantt

DATE: February 12, 2001

Representative A. Gantt has introduced amendments that significantly change our ability to install film on the rear side windows of multi-purpose vehicles:

The current law specifies that on station wagons, sedans, hard tops, coupes, hatchbacks, and convertibles, the rear side windows must have a light transmittance of at least 70 percent.

The proposed amendment deletes these specific types of vehicles and simply states: No person shall operate any motor vehicle upon any public highway, road or street the rear side windows of which are composed of, covered by, or treated with any material which has a light transmittance of less than seventy percent.

This amendment also allocates $50,000.00 to purchase meters to enforce the window tint law.

Representative Gantt’s legislative telephone number is (518) 455-5606 his home district number is (716) 454-3670. The bill was referred to the Transportation Committee and it has not come before the committee at this time.


Darrell Smith
IWFA, Executive Director