SB 963 Requires law enforcement agencies to establish rotation lists of towing truck companies to be called for removing disabled vehicles
Sponsor: Stouffer
LR Number: 4446S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Transportation
Last Action: 1/22/2008 - Second Read and Referred S Transportation Committee Journal Page: S122
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2008

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SB 963 - This act requires law enforcement agencies to establish rotation lists of towing truck companies to be called for removing disabled vehicles within a law enforcement agency's jurisdiction. Law enforcement agencies must establish guidelines for towing companies to follow in order to be included within the agency's rotation list. For example, towing companies must have the necessary equipment and qualified personnel to respond to law enforcement calls and such companies must also be able to respond to a call within a reasonable time. Under the act, towing companies that violate the criteria established for inclusion on a rotation list shall be removed the list for specified periods of time. The act requires each law enforcement agency to establish an appellate procedure by which a towing company can challenge its removal from a rotation list. The act also prohibits law enforcement agencies from calling a tow truck company from a rotation list if the owner of the disabled vehicle requests a specific towing truck company.

This act is identical to HB 1525 (2008).

STEPHEN WITTE