Tow truck drivers and towing and recovery operators; regulation of towing. (HB946)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Regulation of towing. Bans the use of spotters by tow truck drivers and towing and recovery operators and requires the authorization or presence of the owner of the property from which a trespassing vehicle is being towed; the use of spotters and towing without such authorization are included as acts for which a consumer can file a complaint with the Division of Consumer Counsel at the Office of the Attorney General. The bill also includes as violations of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act prohibited acts by tow truck drivers and towing and recovery operators, violations of police towing, and violations of local ordinances regulating police towing, price, and trespass towing. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103070D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/21/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2016Assigned Tansportation sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2016Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
02/01/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB946)
02/16/2016Left in Transportation