Report: RI Bill Considers Tinted Windows For Lawmakers, Cops, Judges


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A new bill would allow legislators, judges, police officers, and firefighters in Rhode Island to have tinted windows on their cars, The Boston Globe reports.

The Ocean State doesn't allow most motorists to have tinted windows.

Citing safety concerns, Rhode Island State Rep. Anastasia Williams introduced a bill that would carve out an exception allowing tinted glass for members of the General Assembly, State Police and municipal police officers, firefighters, and state judges.

Williams told The Globe she hasn't been accosted in her vehicle, but was confronted by anti-abortion protesters inside and outside of the Rhode Island State House regarding an abortion bill in 2019. She said people upset about the state's child welfare agency also approached her as she headed to her car at the State House recently.

Williams described her proposal as a "safety law" to the paper, and asked citizens to "put yourself in our shoes for a minute"—though some see it as just another example of state officials finding ways around the rules that others must follow.

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