Trespassing vehicle; local regulation of removal and immobilization thereof. (SB997)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Trespassing vehicle; towing; local ordinances. Provides that local ordinances requiring "second signatures" before trespassing vehicles can be towed away only apply if the tow is performed during the normal business hours of the owner of the property from which the vehicle is towed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098399275
01/12/2009Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/22/2009Reported from Transportation (7-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2009Read second time
01/27/2009Passed by for the day
01/28/2009Read second time
01/28/2009Passed by for the day
01/29/2009Read second time
01/29/2009Reading of amendment waived
01/29/2009Amendment by Senator Miller, J.C. agreed to
01/29/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SB997E
01/29/2009Printed as engrossed 098399275-E
01/30/2009Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Passed Senate (36-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Placed on Calendar
02/11/2009Read first time
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/13/2009Assigned Transportation sub: 2
02/16/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
02/17/2009Reported from Transportation with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Read second time
02/20/2009Passed by for the day
02/23/2009Passed by for the day
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/24/2009Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2009Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009House amendment agreed to by Senate (36-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB997ER)
03/05/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 544 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0544)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1724.