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HB 963: Towing and Immobilizing Fees and Charges

GENERAL BILL by Cortes, B.

Towing and Immobilizing Fees and Charges; Specifying that local governments may enact rates to tow or immobilize vessels on private property and to remove and store vessels under specified circumstances; prohibiting counties or municipalities from enacting certain ordinances or rules that impose fees or charges on authorized wrecker operators or towing businesses; prohibiting counties or municipalities from imposing charges, costs, expenses, fines, fees, or penalties on registered owners, other legally authorized persons in control, or lienholders of vehicles or vessels under certain conditions, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Community Affairs
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Community Affairs (CA)
  2. Transportation (TR)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/11/2017 House • Filed
12/20/2017 House • Referred to Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee; Government Accountability Committee -HJ 84
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 83
1/11/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, 01/16/18, 11:30 am, 12 HOB
1/16/2018 House • Favorable by Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -HJ 346
• Now in Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee -HJ 346
1/19/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, 01/23/18, 9:00 am, Reed Hall
1/23/2018 House • Favorable by Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 2 -HJ 392
• Now in Government Accountability Committee -HJ 392
2/6/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 02/08/18, 9:00 am, Morris Hall
2/8/2018 House • Favorable by- Government Accountability Committee; YEAS 19 NAYS 0 -HJ 550
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 550
2/22/2018 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/28/18
2/28/2018 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 710
• Amendment(s) adopted (780821) -HJ 710, 711
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/1/2018 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 742
• Passed as amended; YEAS 98 NAYS 12 -HJ 742
3/1/2018 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Community Affairs; Transportation; Rules -SJ 442
• Received -SJ 442
3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Community Affairs