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HB 199: Wrecker and Towing-storage Operators


Wrecker and Towing-storage Operators; Prohibits exclusion of wrecker operators from wrecker operator system based solely on prior felony conviction; provides lien can only be placed on specified fees; requires towing-storage operator to accept specified payment methods; removes requirements for law enforcement agencies & DHSMV; revises timeframes & service method for notices & sale of vehicles or vessels; requires posting of bond be done in specified manner; restricting imposition of storage charges; revises permissions to inspect vehicle & vessel; provides procedures & requirements for acquiring bond to release liens.

Effective Date: 7/1/2024
Last Action: 10/17/2023 House - Withdrawn prior to introduction
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    10/17/2023 House • Filed
    • Withdrawn prior to introduction

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  • HB 199, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 10/17/2023 at 12:22 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (4)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 179 (er) Towing and Storage Transportation & Modals Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 3/22/2024 Chapter No. 2024-27
    H 213 Towing and Storage Smith Compare Last Action: 11/15/2023 H Withdrawn prior to introduction
    S 202 Towing and Storage Rodriguez Compare Last Action: 3/8/2024 S Died in Transportation
    S 774 (c2) Towing and Storage Perry Compare Last Action: 3/1/2024 S Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/HB 179 -SJ 606

    Citations - Statutes (8)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    83.19 Sale of property distrained. Page 26 (pdf)
    83.805 Lien. Page 27 (pdf)
    83.806 Enforcement of lien. Page 28 (pdf)
    321.051 Florida Highway Patrol wrecker operator system; penalties for operation outside of system. Page 3 (pdf)
    559.917 Bond to release possessory lien claimed by motor vehicle repair shop. Page 3 (pdf)
    677.210 Enforcement of warehouse’s lien. Page 28 (pdf)
    713.78 Liens for recovering, towing, or storing vehicles and vessels. Page 7 (pdf)
    715.07 Vehicles or vessels parked on private property; towing. Page 29 (pdf)

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