Towing without consent of vehicle owner; prohibited acts by towing and recovery operator. (SB66)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Towing without consent of vehicle owner; fee. Prohibits towing and recovery operators from requiring an individual who appears to retrieve a vehicle towed to provide to the towing and recovery operator, in addition to payment of fees, any document not otherwise required by law before releasing the vehicle to the individual. Read the Bill »


According to the fiscal impact statement, there is no anticipated fiscal impact on the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). However, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) states that this bill will create a new enforcement responsibility under the provisions of § 46.2-118, but because the additional workload increase is unknown, the impact on the OAG’s operations is indeterminate. Additionally, the impact of this proposal on localities is also indeterminate at this time.

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Bill Has Passed


12/28/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24100895D
12/28/2023Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB66)
02/01/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2024Reported from Transportation with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/01/2024Committee substitute printed 24106930D-S1
02/05/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Read second time
02/06/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106930D-S1
02/06/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB66S1
02/07/2024Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB66S1)
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 (SB66ER)
03/04/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB66ER)
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
04/05/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 574 (effective 7/1/24)

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