Take a look at the units for the Louisiana  Department of Wildlife and Fisheries now, a noticeable change will come to most of them after a bill was recently signed into law.

We've reported on various bills that Governor Landry has signed into law this week, and one bill signed will exempt the LDFW vehicles from state regulation.

According to the LDWF post on social media, the agency will no longer have to follow window tint regulations in Louisiana.

Gov. Landry has signed House Bill 458 into law, exempting LDWF enforcement vehicles from window tinting regulations. That means, like some other agencies in Louisiana, the LDWF can now "blackout" the windows on their units.


This is often done to protect those who occupy the vehicle while serving and protecting their communities.

After this bill was signed and put into law, here's what the agency posted on the public social media page:

"LDWF extends its gratitude to Governor Landry and Representative Fontenot for their continued support of our Enforcement Division. This legislative change enhances officer safety, protects vital equipment, and provides comfort by blocking UV rays and heat during the summer months."

In recent months agencies with dark window tints on their units have come under scrutiny of some on social media. Many on social media have asked for years why police agencies are allowed to have such dark window tint, yet citizens on the roads cannot.

Again, it does come down to safety for the officers or agents, yet those who argue against it question if such a dark window impedes their vision when driving at night.

Now, let's sit back and see who gets the contract to tint the units for the LDWF. It would only be fair that some local/small businesses be allowed to do the job, but then again, we are talking about the government.

For more on legal window tints in the state of Louisiana, click HERE.

If you want to comment on this new law in Louisiana, you can comment on the social media page that links you to this story.


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