Trespass towing; exempts Planning District 16 from certain requirements. (SB601)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Trespass towing. Exempts Planning District 16 (George Washington) from any requirement by a towing advisory board for written authorization, in addition to a written contract, in the event that a vehicle is being removed from private property. The bill requires that localities in Planning District 16 establish by ordinance (i) a hookup and initial towing fee of $135; (ii) an additional fee of $25 for towing at night, on weekends, or on a holiday; and (iii) that no fee pursuant to clause (ii) shall be charged more than twice for a tow. This bill is identical to HB 1349. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103338D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/31/2018Reported from Transportation (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Placed on Calendar
02/08/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/12/2018Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
02/22/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)
02/27/2018Reported from Transportation (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Read second time
03/02/2018Read third time
03/02/2018Passed House (74-Y 23-N)
03/02/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (74-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB601ER)
03/06/2018Signed by Speaker
03/09/2018Signed by President
03/15/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 15, 2018
03/15/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 412 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0412)


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 32 seconds.