81st Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 2153, Chapter 845 Page: 1 of 19
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S.B. No. 2153
1 AN ACT
2 relating to the booting of vehicles by private entities in parking
3 facilities; providing penalties.
4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
5 SECTION 1. The heading to Chapter 2308, Occupations Code,
6 is amended to read as follows:
7 CHAPTER 2308. VEHICLE TOWING AND BOOTING
8 SECTION 2. Section 2308.001, Occupations Code, is amended
9 to read as follows:
10 Sec. 2308.001. SHORT TITLE. This chapter may be cited as
11 the Texas Towing and Booting Act.
12 SECTION 3. Section 2308.002, Occupations Code, is amended
13 by amending Subdivision (1) and adding Subdivisions (1-a), (l-b),
14 and (l-c) to read as follows:
15 (1) "Advisory board" means the Towing. [E4] Storage,
16 and Booting Advisory Board.
17 (1-a) "Boot" means a lockable road wheel clamp or
18 similar vehicle immobilization device that is designed to
19 immobilize a parked vehicle and prevent its movement until the
20 device is unlocked or removed.
21 (1l-b) "Booting company" means a person that controls,
22 installs, or directs the installation and removal of one or more
24 (1-c) "Boot operator" means an individual who installs
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