Motor vehicles; immobilization of vehicles. (SB1432)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Immobilization of vehicles. Allows the owner or operator of a parking lot or other building to immobilize a trespassing vehicle by use of any device in a manner that prevents its removal or lawful operation, provided that the device used does not damage the vehicle. Current law limits immobilization devices to those, such as a boot, that prevent a vehicle from being moved by preventing a wheel from turning. The bill clarifies that the currently authorized use of a device by a locality to immobilize a vehicle against which there are outstanding parking violations in a manner that prevents its operation means in a manner that prevents its lawful operation. Amends § 46.2-1216, § 46.2-1231, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/16/2019: passed committee


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101660D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/16/2019Reported from Transportation (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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