Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 984 -- Impounding Vehicles

Sponsor:  Harris (23)

This bill allows a court to order a person's vehicle impounded
for up to one year as part of a penalty for driving while
intoxicated.  The offender will be responsible for all costs
associated with towing and storing the vehicle.  Before ordering
impoundment, the court must examine whether the impoundment would
result in the loss of employment, an inability to attend school,
or an inability to obtain medical care for the offender or a
member of the offender's family.  An owner who refuses to pay the
impoundment fees or who fails to retrieve the vehicle within 30
days after the impoundment period will be deemed to have
abandoned the vehicle.  When the vehicle is being leased and the
lease expires in less than a year, the impoundment period
terminates at the conclusion of the lease.

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94th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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