Tow trucks; certain requirements for connection between vehicles. (SB646)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Connection between vehicles; tow trucks.  Provides that, when one vehicle is towing another, the fifth wheel, drawbar, trailer hitch, or similar device must (i) be structurally adequate for the weight being drawn, (ii) be properly and securely drafted, (iii) provide for adequate articulation at the connection without excessive slack, and (iv) be provided with a locking device that prevents accidental separation of the vehicles. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2010Presented and ordered printed 10103499D
01/19/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/28/2010Reported from Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Placed on Calendar
02/08/2010Read first time
02/08/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/16/2010Assigned Transportation sub: #3
02/23/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/25/2010Reported from Transportation (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2010Read second time
03/01/2010Passed by temporarily
03/01/2010Read third time
03/01/2010Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/01/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB646ER)
03/08/2010Signed by President
03/08/2010Signed by Speaker
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 614 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0614)