Thursday, August 13, 2009

Alert From STO - Effective Dates for New Laws

Here's the info from the Southwest Tow Operators.

Below are two sections from HB2571 that passed this past Legislative Session in 2009. These are the effective dates and requirements for each.
HB 2571
Payment Sign
Section 2303.159(a)
Effective September 1st, 2009:

VSF's are required to CONSPICOUSLY post a sign that states:

"This vehicle storage facility must accept payment by an electronic check, credit card, or debit card for any fee or charge associated with delivery or storage of a vehicle."
There are no letter size requirements, but conspicuously means that is must be noticeable to anyone, paying out a vehicle from the VSF.

HB 2571
Section 2308.453
Effective September 1st, 2009:

Tow hearing jurisdiction changes from where the vehicle is STORED to where it is TOWED FROM.

Change your JP notification on all receipts and notifications to the correct precinct.

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