CS/CS/HB 1237: Towing and Immobilizing Vehicles and Vessels
GENERAL BILL by State Affairs Committee ; Business and Professions Subcommittee ; McClain ; Ponder ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Roth
Towing and Immobilizing Vehicles and Vessels; Authorizes local governments to enact rates to tow vessels on private property & remove & store vessels; prohibits counties or municipalities from enacting ordinances imposing costs or penalties on owners, persons in control, or lienholders of vehicles or vessels or that require wrecker operators or towing businesses to accept specified form of payment; authorizes persons to place liens on vehicles or vessels to recover fees or charges; removes requirement regarding notices & signs concerning towing or removal of vehicles & vessels & liability for attorney fees; prohibits counties or municipalities from authorizing attorney fees in connection with towing activities & preempts to state regulation of such fees.
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Community Affairs
Bill Text: PDF
• Introduced -HJ 125
• Referred to Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Business and Professions Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 377
• On Committee agenda-- Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, 03/19/19, 8:00 am, 12 HOB
• Favorable by Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 1 -HJ 448
• Now in Business and Professions Subcommittee -HJ 448
• On Committee agenda-- Business and Professions Subcommittee, 03/26/19, 12:00 pm, Webster Hall
• CS by Business and Professions Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 538
• Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Business and Professions Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 535
• Now in State Affairs Committee -HJ 551
• On Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 04/10/19, 8:00 am, Morris Hall
• CS/CS by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 20 NAYS 1 -HJ 634
• Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS/CS by State Affairs Committee read 1st time -HJ 629
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 672
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/17/19
• Temporarily postponed, on 2nd Reading -HJ 711
• Read 2nd time -HJ 720, 721
• Amendment(s) adopted (560115, 759219, 977681) -HJ 721
• Read 3rd time -HJ 721
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 83 NAYS 31 -HJ 722
• In Messages
• Referred to Community Affairs; Infrastructure and Security; Rules -SJ 467
• Received -SJ 467
• Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Community Affairs
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