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A small plane crossed in front of towman Bill Chan (inset) as he was driving and slammed across a road, just missing him near Buttonville Airport in Ontario, Canada, on March 12. Image - Bill Chan; Image of Bill Chan: Tina MacKenzie/CBC.

STO Testifies on Texas Bill

Texas House Bill 625 was heard before the House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee on March 4. If passed, HB 625 would lengthen the time for a vehicle owner to submit a request for a tow hearing. Current Texas law allows for 14 days, excluding weekends and holidays. HB 625 would extend the number of days to 60, excluding weekends and holidays.

Tasha Mora, owner of A&A Wrecker & Recovery in Austin and legislative co-chair for Southwest Tow Operators, testified on behalf of STO. Mora explained that tow hearings were created years ago to allow a quick and easy method for a vehicle owner to contest a tow. She also testified that there are other deadlines in the code that businesses work within and extending the number of days to request a tow hearing would have unintended consequences.

HB 625 was left pending in the committee. STO plans to meet with members of the committee to express their concerns and opposition.

Source: Southwest Tow Operators.
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