Regulation of towing. (SB387)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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. Amends § 46.2-118, § 46.2-1232, § 59.1-200, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102724D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2016Passed by indefinitely in Transportation with letter (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)