SB 1468 Tow truck drivers and towing and recovery operators; civil penalty for improper towing.
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Summary as introduced:
Tow truck drivers and towing and recovery operators; requirements; penalties. Creates a civil penalty of $100 to be paid into the Literary Fund for any tow truck driver or towing and recovery operator convicted of improperly towing. The bill exempts Planning District 8 (Northern Virginia) 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 a tow truck driver immediately notify the animal control office in the locality from which the vehicle is being towed if the vehicle is occupied by a companion animal. The bill raises the hookup and initial towing fee in Planning District 8 (Northern Virginia) from $135 to $150. The bill requires the chairman of any towing advisory board within Planning District 8 (Northern Virginia) to be a representative of a licensed towing and recovery operator and limits the membership of such boards to only representatives of local law-enforcement agencies, representatives of licensed towing and recovery operators, and one member of the general public. The bill adds improper towing as a prohibited act under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act ( 59.1-196 et seq.).

Full text:
01/16/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17101890D  pdf | impact statement
01/25/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104656D-S1  pdf

01/16/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17101890D
01/16/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/25/17  Senate: Reported from Transportation with substitute (9-Y 4-N)
01/25/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104656D-S1
01/27/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/30/17  Senate: Read second time
01/30/17  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/30/17  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 17104656D-S1
01/30/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1468S1
01/31/17  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 17-N)
01/31/17  Senate: Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/17  Senate: Defeated by Senate (20-Y 20-N)
01/31/17  Senate: Chair votes No
01/31/17  Senate: Reconsideration of defeated action rejected by Senate (32-Y 7-N)
01/31/17  Senate: Requires 40 affirmative votes for reconsideration of defeated action