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Amends the towing law

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To amend sections 4505.101, 4505.11, 4513.60, 4513.601, 4513.61, 4513.611, 4513.67, 4513.68, 4513.69, and 4921.25 and to enact sections 4505.103, 4513.612, and 4513.70 of the Revised Code to require the Public Utilities Commission to establish towing and storage fees and to review those fees every five years, to establish an after-hours fee for the retrieval of personal items from a motor vehicle that was towed from private property or otherwise upon the order of law enforcement, to modify the civil penalties applicable to violations of the towing law, to impose criminal penalties for the failure of a towing service to obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity, to allow a repair garage, towing service, or storage facility to obtain a salvage certificate of title to a motor vehicle under specified circumstances, to alter notice requirements applicable to a salvage auction or pool that obtains a salvage certificate of title for a motor vehicle, to establish a new civil action, and to make other changes to the towing law.

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Effective Date

April 6, 2017

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Primary Sponsors

Ron Young
Martin J. Sweeney


John Eklund
Randy Gardner
Bob D. Hackett
Cliff Hite
Frank LaRose
William Seitz
Kenny Yuko
Ron Amstutz
John Barnes, Jr.
John Becker
Terry Boose
Janine R. Boyd
Margaret Conditt
Jonathan Dever
Doug Green
Cheryl L. Grossman
David Hall
Stephen D. Hambley
Stephanie D. Howse
Greta Johnson
Wes Retherford
John M. Rogers
Lou Terhar
Andy Thompson

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