Towing and recovery operators; vehicle storage. (HB1516)

Introduced By

Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Towing and recovery operators; vehicle storage. Prohibits towing and recovery operators from refusing to allow, consistent with current law, the owner of a towed vehicle, upon presenting proof of ownership, to access and recover any personal items without retrieving the vehicle and without paying any fee. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23101940D
01/04/2023Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/13/2023Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2 Transportation Infrastructure and Funding
01/17/2023House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/17/2023Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (4-Y 4-N)
01/19/2023House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/19/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1516)
01/19/2023Reported from Transportation with substitute (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2023Committee substitute printed 23104731D-H1
01/23/2023Read first time
01/23/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1516H1)
01/24/2023Read second time
01/24/2023Committee substitute agreed to 23104731D-H1
01/24/2023Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1516H1
01/25/2023Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
01/25/2023VOTE: Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2023Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2023Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/09/2023Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2023Reported from Transportation with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2023Committee substitute printed 23106538D-S1
02/13/2023Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2023Read third time
02/14/2023Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2023Committee substitute agreed to 23106538D-S1
02/14/2023Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1516S1
02/14/2023Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1516S1)
02/16/2023Passed by for the day
02/17/2023Senate substitute agreed to by House 23106538D-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
02/17/2023VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2023Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1516ER)
02/22/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1516ER)
02/22/2023Signed by Speaker
02/24/2023Signed by President
03/02/2023Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2023
03/02/2023G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023
03/26/2023G Approved by Governor-Chapter 600 (effective 7/1/23)
03/26/2023G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0600)