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Legislation #: 080677 Introduction Date: 7/10/2008
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 8/3/2008
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER HERMANN
Title: Amending Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 70-850, Vision-reducing material applied to windshield or other windows, and in enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter for the purpose of establishing specifications for sun screening devices applied to motor vehicles; and repealing subsection (a) of Section 70-849, Windshields to be unobstructed; windshield wipers, and enacting in lieu thereof a new subsection of like letter and subject matter for the purpose of prohibiting any material on the windows that would impair the driver’s normal view of the road.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
7/8/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
7/10/2008 Referred to Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee
7/16/2008 Hold On Agenda (7/23/2008)
7/23/2008 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
7/24/2008 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 080677

 

Amending Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 70-850, Vision-reducing material applied to windshield or other windows, and in enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter for the purpose of establishing specifications for sun screening devices applied to motor vehicles; and repealing subsection (a) of Section 70-849, Windshields to be unobstructed; windshield wipers, and enacting in lieu thereof a new subsection of like letter and subject matter for the purpose of prohibiting any material on the windows that would impair the drivers normal view of the road.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances, is hereby amended by repealing Section 70-850, Vision-reducing material applied to windshield or other windows, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 70-850. Vision-reducing material applied to windshield or other windows.

(a) Any person may operate a motor vehicle with front sidewing vents or windows located immediately to the left and right of the driver that have a sun screening device, in conjunction with safety glazing material, that has a light transmission of thirty-five percent or more plus or minus three percent and a luminous reflectance of thirty-five percent or less plus or minus three percent. The operation of a motor vehicle with any sun screening device applied to front sidewing vents or windows located immediately to the left and right of the driver in excess of the requirements of this subsection shall be prohibited without a permit issued by the Missouri Department of Public Safety in accordance with Section 307.173, RSMo and the rules and regulations adopted thereunder. The permit, if issued, shall allow operation of the motor vehicle by any titleholder or relative within the second degree by consanguinity or affinity, which shall mean a spouse, each grandparent, parent, brother, sister, niece, nephew, aunt, uncle, child, and grandchild of a person, who resides in the household.

(b) All sun screening devices applied to the windshield of a motor vehicle are prohibited except as specifically provided in this subsection. This section shall not prohibit labels, stickers, decalcomania, or informational signs on motor vehicles or the application of tinted or solar screening material to recreational vehicles as defined in section 700.010, RSMo, provided that such material does not interfere with the driver's normal view of the road. This section also shall not prohibit factory-installed tinted glass, the equivalent replacement thereof or tinting material applied to the upper portion of the motor vehicle's windshield which is normally tinted by the manufacturer of motor vehicle safety glass.

(c) Any vehicle licensed with a historical license plate shall be exempt from the requirements of this section.

Section 2. That Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances, is hereby amended by repealing subsection (a) of Section 70-849, Windshields to be unobstructed; windshield wipers, and enacting in lieu thereof a new subsection of like letter and subject matter, to read as follows:

 

Section 70-849. Windshields to be unobstructed; windshield wipers.

 

(a) No person shall drive any motor vehicle with any sign, poster, snow, ice or other nontransparent material upon the front windshield, side wings or side or rear windows of such vehicle which interferes with the drivers normal view of the street or highway or any intersecting street or highway.

 

Section 3. That all other subsections of Section 70-849 not specifically repealed and reenacted above shall remain in effect.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

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Brian Rabineau

Assistant City Attorney