Towed vehicles; stolen or misused vehicle, police report. (SB261)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Sen. Christie New Craig (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Towed vehicles; stolen or misused vehicle; police report. Requires the owner of a vehicle that was stolen, illegally used, or used without his permission and subsequently subject to a law-enforcement initiated tow to provide the report number and the name of the law-enforcement agency receiving the report that the motor vehicle was stolen, illegally used, or used without his permission to the towing facility where the vehicle is being stored in order to remove the vehicle without paying towing and storage fees. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101779D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/01/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2024Reported from Transportation with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Read second time
02/06/2024Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2024Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended SB261E
02/06/2024Printed as engrossed 24101779D-E
02/06/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Placed on Calendar
02/13/2024Read first time
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/14/2024Assigned Transportation sub: Innovations (Ad Hoc)
02/20/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/22/2024Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Read second time
02/27/2024Read third time
02/27/2024Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/27/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB261ER)
03/04/2024Signed by Speaker
03/07/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
03/28/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 232 (effective 7/1/24)
03/28/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0232)

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