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BULLET St. Louis City Ordinance 69184

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BOARD BILL NO. [12] 52

INTRODUCED BY ALDERMAN KENNETH ORTMANN, GREGORY CARTER, SHANE COHN, ANTONIO FRENCH, CRAIG N. SCHMID

An Ordinance pertaining to sun screening devices applied to the windshield or windows of motor vehicles; and containing a penalty, severability and emergency clause.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION ONE.

A. No person shall operate any motor vehicle registered in the State of Missouri on any highway, road, street, or alleyway with a sun screening device, in conjunction with safety glazing material, applied to the vehicle's windshield, sidewings, or windows located immediately to the left and right of the driver that does not permit 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 without a permit granted by the Missouri Department of Public Safety because of a serious medical condition of the permittee.

B. This ordinance shall not prohibit labels, stickers, decalcomania, or informational signs on vehicles or the application of tinted or solar screening material to recreational vehicles provided that such material does not interfere with the driver's normal view of the road. This ordinance shall not prohibit factory-installed tinted glass, the equivalent replacement thereof, or tinting material applied to the upper portion of the vehicle's windshield which is normally tinted by the manufacturer of vehicle safety glass.

C. Any vehicle licensed with a historical license plate shall be exempt from the requirements of this ordinance.

SECTION TWO. PENALTY CLAUSE.

Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to of a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or a term of imprisonment not more than ninety (90) days or both a fine and term of imprisonment.

SECTION THREE. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE.

The Sections of this Ordinance shall be severable. In the event any Section of this Ordinance is found by a Court of competent jurisdiction to be unconstitutional, the remaining Sections of this Ordinance are valid unless the Court finds the valid Sections of this Ordinance so essentially and inseparably connected with, and so dependent upon the void Section, that it cannot presume that the legislature would have enacted the valid Sections without the void ones; or unless the Court finds that the valid Sections, standing alone, are incomplete and are incapable of being executed in accordance with the legislative intent.

SECTION FOUR. EMERGENCY CLAUSE.

This being an ordinance for the preservation of public peace, health, and safety, it is hereby declared to be an emergency measure within the meaning of Sections 19 and 20 of Article IV of the Charter of the City of St. Louis and therefore shall become effective immediately upon its passage and approval by the mayor.

Legislative History
1ST READING REF TO COMM COMMITTEE COMM SUB COMM AMEND
05/18/2012
2ND READING FLOOR AMEND FLOOR SUB PERFECTN PASSAGE
ORDINANCE VETOED VETO OVR SIGNED BY MAYOR
69184

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