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SB 0401 - Motor Vehicles - Towing Practices and Procedures
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Tracking Level: No Position
Sponsor: Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Last Action: 5/2/2012 - Approved by the Governor - - Chapter 228
Senate Committee: Senate Committee on Judicial Proceedings
House Committee: House Committee on Environmental Matters
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BILL INFO-2012 Regular Session-SB 401
2012 Regular Session

SENATE BILL 401

File Code: Vehicle Laws - Miscellaneous Prior Year Introduction As: SB 570/11 - JPR Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 160
Sponsored By:
Senators Pugh, Gladden, and Ramirez
Entitled:
Motor Vehicles - Towing Practices and Procedures

Synopsis:

Clarifying the application of and altering security requirements for tow trucks; altering penalties for specified violations related to tow truck vehicle registration; repealing a provision exempting abandoned vehicles from the application of provisions relating to the towing and removal of vehicles from parking lots; requiring the Motor Vehicle Administration to establish and maintain a database containing addresses for specified insurers and make the database available to any tower free of charge; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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Senate Action
2/1
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
3/19

Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
3/16
Favorable with Amendments {668379/1 Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
3/18
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
4/1
Senate Refuses to Concur - House Amendments
Senate Requests House Recede
Conference Committee Appointed
Senators Raskin, Getty, and Brochin
4/6
Conference Committee Report {503823/1 Adopted
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
Passed Enrolled
House Action
3/18
First Reading Environmental Matters
3/22
Hearing 4/3 at 1:00 p.m.
4/5
Favorable with Amendments Report by Environmental Matters
3/31
Favorable with Amendments {230010/1 Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
4/1
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (132-3)
4/4
House Refuses to Recede
Conference Committee Appointed
Delegates Niemann, Malone, and McMillan
4/6
Conference Committee Report {503823/1
Third Reading Passed (122-13)
Action after passage in Senate and House
5/2
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 228

Sponsored by:

Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator Lisa A. Gladden, District 41
Senator Victor R. Ramirez, District 47

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Abandoned Vehicles
Auctions
Checks
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Consumer Protection -see also- Unfair Trade Practices
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Credit
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Disclosure
Electronic Government
Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
Evidence
Fees -see also- Attys' Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates.
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
License Plates
Liens -see also- Mechanics' Liens
Local Government Mandates
Motor Vehicles -see also- Aband Veh; Ambulances; Buses; etc.
Motor Vehicle Administration
Motor Vehicle Dealers and Salesmen
Motor Vehicle Insurance -see also- MD Auto Insurance Fund
Motor Vehicle Registration
Notices
Parking
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Security Interests -see also- Liens; Mechanics' Liens
Signs and Billboards
Storage
Telecommunications and Information Technology
Titles
Towing
Trucks
Wreckers and Scrap Processors

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Transportation
( 13-920 , 21-10A-01 through 21-10A-06 , 27-101 )

Documents

All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments:
Senate
Number: 668379/01     Offered on: March 19, 2012   at: 9:18 p.m.     Status: Adopted
House
Number: 230010/01     Offered on: April 5, 2012   at: 11:44 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Conference Committee Documents:
Report Number: 503823/1     Offered on: April 9, 2012   at: 9:33 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Amendment Number: 983427/1     Offered on: April 9, 2012   at: 9:33 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Committee Votes :
Senate
Judicial Proceedings
House
Environmental Matters
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
Senate
March 18, 2012: Third Reading Passed (46-0)
April 6, 2012: Third Reading Passed (47-0)
House
April 1, 2012: Third Reading Passed (132-3)
April 6, 2012: Third Reading Passed (122-13)