Tow truck drivers; registration after conviction of violent crimes. (HB176)

Introduced By

Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico) with support from co-patron Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Towing and recovery operator; requirements for certification. Provides that no registration as a towing and recovery operator may be issued to any person who has been convicted of a violent crime as defined in subsection C of 17.1-805 of the Code of Virginia within fifteen years of the date of filing of the application for registration or unless the person has had his civil rights restored by the Governor or other appropriate authority prior to the date of application. Currently any person convicted of a violent crime as defined in subsection C of 17.1-805 may not be issued a registration. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/23/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100738D
12/23/2013Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/10/2014Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
01/20/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB176)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB176)
01/27/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/28/2014Reported from Transportation with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2014Committee substitute printed 14104101D-H1
01/29/2014Read first time
01/30/2014Passed by for the day
01/31/2014Read second time
01/31/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104101D-H1
01/31/2014Emergency clause added
01/31/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB176H1
02/03/2014Passed by for the day
02/04/2014Read third time and passed House (92-Y 7-N)
02/04/2014VOTE: PASSAGE EMERGENCY (92-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2014Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/11/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB176H1)
02/12/2014Reported from Transportation (13-Y 0-N)
02/14/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
02/17/2014Read third time
02/17/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB176ER)
02/19/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB176ER)
02/19/2014Signed by Speaker
02/21/2014Signed by President
03/03/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 59 (effective 3/3/14)
03/03/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0059)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.