CPFilms and Dealers Work with State Officials to Change Illinois Tint LawsNovember 5th, 2009 | Category: Industry News
Thanks to recently passed legislation HB3325, Illinois drivers are now allowed to apply window film with a visible light transmittance (VLT) of 50 percent onto the driver and passenger front side windows provided the VLT is over 30 percent on all rear windows behind the B pillar.
Historically, the law in Illinois prohibited drivers from applying window film to the front side windows.Tony Zak of Performance Films Distributing, Steve Williams of Williams
Enterprises and Dave Krause of Dave’s Glass Tinting were key in helping substantiate the benefits of window film with lawmakers and law enforcement officials.
In addition, CPFilms, their Midwest distributor, and dealers worked together in this effort.
“This is a great example of how CPFilms works closely and diligently with its dealers and distributors to promote the benefits of window film in energy savings, UV protection, reduced CO2 emissions and comfort,” says Sal Abbate, general manager, CPFilms
Americas. “By quantifying the benefits to lawmakers and law enforcement personnel,
CPFilms continues to help reduce energy consumption and promote green jobs.”
According to the announcement, the revised law, a joint effort between the law enforcement community and the window film industry, is anticipated to create hundreds of new jobs within Illinois.
“In the past we have had numerous customers come to us for help with issues of heat, glare and damaging UV rays entering their vehicles,” says Steve Williams, owner of Williams
Enterprises in Quincy, Ill. “Because of legal tint restrictions, we have been unable to provide the products needed to fully service our customers. With the passing of the new amendment, we are preparing for a significant increase in demand.”