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HB 213: Towing and Storage


Towing and Storage; Authorizes towing-storage operator to charge fees; provides lien can be placed only on specified fees; revises requirements for law enforcement agencies & DHSMV relating to removal of vehicles or vessels; provides notice requirements; revises timeframe in which unclaimed vehicles or vessels may be sold; revises requirements for notices of sale; prohibits towing-storage operators from collecting certain storage charges; prohibits vehicle or vessel rental agreements as being evidence of ownership; revises criminal penalties; requires towing storage operator to maintain records & accept certain types of payment; preempts specified local regulations.

Effective Date: 7/1/2024
Last Action: 11/15/2023 House - Withdrawn prior to introduction
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/18/2023 House • Filed
11/2/2023 House • Referred to Transportation & Modals Subcommittee
• Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee
• Referred to Infrastructure Strategies Committee
• Now in Transportation & Modals Subcommittee
11/15/2023 House • Withdrawn prior to introduction