BILL NUMBER: AB 2167	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 12, 2016
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MARCH 18, 2016

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Achadjian

                        FEBRUARY 17, 2016

   An act to amend Section 22513.1 of the Vehicle Code, relating to
vehicles.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 2167, as amended, Achadjian. Vehicles: towed vehicles.
   Existing law requires a business taking possession of a vehicle
from a tow truck to document specified information, including the
make, model, and license plate or Vehicle Identification number of
the vehicle. Existing law requires a business taking possession of a
vehicle to obtain the specified information from the towing company
the next day if the vehicle was dropped off after hours. Existing law
requires the information to be maintained for 3 years and to be made
available for inspection and copying within 48 hours of a written
request by any officer or  agency   agent 
of a police department,  a  sheriff's department, the
Department of the California Highway Patrol, the Attorney 
General's,   General's office,  the Bureau of
Automotive Repair, a district attorney's office, or a city attorney's
office. A willful violation of these requirements is a misdemeanor,
as specified.
   This bill would instead require a business to obtain the specified
information described above from the towing company on the next
business day if a vehicle was dropped off after hours.  The bill
would also authorize a business taking possession of a vehicle from a
tow truck to document the tow truck driver's identification number,
as specified, or another government authorized unique identifier of
the tow truck   operator. 
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 22513.1 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

   22513.1.  (a)  (1)    A business taking
possession of a vehicle from a tow truck shall document  the
  all of the following: 
    (A)     The  name, address, and
telephone number of the towing  company, the  
company. 
    (B)    The  name and driver's license
 number   number, driver's identification number
issued by a motor club, as defined by Section 12142 of the Insurance
Code, or other government authorized unique identifier  of the
tow truck  operator, the   operator. 
    (C)     The  make, model, and license
plate or Vehicle Identification  Number, and the 
 Number. 
    (D)    The  date and time that
possession was taken of the vehicle.  If 
    (2)     If  the vehicle was dropped
off after hours, the business shall obtain the information from the
towing company on the next business day.
   (b) The information required in this section shall be maintained
for three years and shall be available for inspection and copying
within 48 hours of a written request by any officer or agent of a
police department,  a  sheriff's department, the Department
of the California Highway Patrol, the Attorney General's office, the
Bureau of Automotive Repair, a district attorney's office, or a city
attorney's office.
   (c) A person who willfully violates this section is guilty of a
misdemeanor, and is punishable by a fine of not more than two
thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500), or by imprisonment in a
county jail for not more than three months, or by both that fine and
imprisonment.