VA HB1960 | 2017 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on April 26 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-04-26 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0825)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Tow truck drivers and towing and recovery operators; requirements; penalties. Creates a civil penalty of $150 to be paid into the Literary Fund for any tow truck driver or towing and recovery operator convicted of improperly towing in Planning District 8 (Northern Virginia). The bill exempts tow truck drivers and towing and recovery operators in Planning District 8 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 in Planning District 8 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 limits the membership of a local towing advisory board to only representatives of local law-enforcement agencies, representatives of licensed towing and recovery operators, and one member of the general public and requires the chairmanship of any towing advisory board within Planning District 8 to rotate annually between board members who represent a licensed towing and recovery operator, a local law-enforcement agency, and the general public.

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Tow truck drivers and towing and recovery operators; civil penalty for improper towing.


Roll Calls

2017-04-05 - Senate - Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation #2 (39-Y 1-N) (Y: 39 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-04-05 - House - House: VOTE: REJECTED (33-Y 67-N) (Y: 33 N: 67 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2017-04-05 - House - House: VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (Y: 99 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-02-21 - House - House: VOTE: ADOPTION (66-Y 31-N) (Y: 66 N: 31 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-02-20 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (31-Y 9-N) (Y: 31 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-02-17 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-02-15 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Transportation with amendment (10-Y 3-N) (Y: 10 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-02-07 - House - House: VOTE: PASSAGE (68-Y 28-N) (Y: 68 N: 28 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-02-02 - House - House: Reported from Transportation with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-01-30 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N) (Y: 6 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2017-04-26 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0825)
2017-04-26 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 825 (effective 7/1/17)
2017-04-05 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 5, 2017
2017-04-05HouseCommunicated to Governor
2017-04-05SenateSigned by President as reenrolled
2017-04-05HouseSigned by Speaker as reenrolled
2017-04-05HouseReenrolled bill text (HB1960ER2)
2017-04-05 Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted in-part
2017-04-05SenateSenate concurred in Governor's recommendation #2 (39-Y 1-N)
2017-04-05HouseVOTE: REJECTED (33-Y 67-N)
2017-04-05HouseHouse rejected Governor's recommendation to Amendment #1 (33-Y 67-N)
2017-04-05HouseVOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
2017-04-05HouseHouse concurred in Governor's recommendation to Amendment #2 (99-Y 0-N)
2017-04-05HousePlaced on Calendar
2017-03-24HouseGovernor's recommendation received by House
2017-02-28 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
2017-02-28HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
2017-02-24SenateSigned by President
2017-02-24HouseSigned by Speaker
2017-02-24HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB1960ER)
2017-02-21HouseVOTE: ADOPTION (66-Y 31-N)
2017-02-21HouseSenate amendment agreed to by House (66-Y 31-N)
2017-02-21HousePlaced on Calendar
2017-02-20SenatePassed Senate with amendment (31-Y 9-N)
2017-02-20SenateEngrossed by Senate as amended
2017-02-20SenateCommittee amendment agreed to
2017-02-20SenateReading of amendment waived
2017-02-20SenateRead third time
2017-02-17SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
2017-02-15SenateReported from Transportation with amendment (10-Y 3-N)
2017-02-08SenateReferred to Committee on Transportation
2017-02-08SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2017-02-07HouseVOTE: PASSAGE (68-Y 28-N)
2017-02-07HouseRead third time and passed House (68-Y 28-N)
2017-02-06HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute HB1960H1
2017-02-06HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 17104664D-H1
2017-02-06HouseRead second time
2017-02-03HouseRead first time
2017-02-02HouseCommittee substitute printed 17104664D-H1
2017-02-02HouseReported from Transportation with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
2017-01-30HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
2017-01-17HouseAssigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
2017-01-10HouseReferred to Committee on Transportation
2017-01-10HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101900D


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
462119(n/a)See Bill Text
4621232(n/a)See Bill Text
4621233(n/a)See Bill Text
4621233.2(n/a)See Bill Text
591200(n/a)See Bill Text

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Bill Comments