August 13, 2022

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Predatory tow practices target of Colorado bill

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DENVER (KDVR) — A hearing at the Capitol for a bill targeting tow truck companies drew more than 60 residents and business owners. The bill is sponsored by State Reps. Edie Hooton and Naquetta Ricks.

In the hearing, tow companies said the proposed changes are like “using a hammer to swat a fly” and could put hundreds of employees out of work. Lawmakers say too many cars are being held for ransom for the wrong reasons. They say safeguards need to be put in place to protect consumers from price gouging and being put in a position to easily lose their mode of transportation because of excessive fees that are difficult for many to pay.

Parking signs provide clear warnings about the possibility of being towed, and the bill’s sponsors emphasize that it is the…

Shaul Turner

2022-04-07 22:46:21

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