Signed by Governor Ricketts on May 5, 2021 and of note to PTAN members is LB616 (Hughes) - Change abandoned motor vehicle provisions

Currently, within 15 days, a tower must notify any lienholder appearing on the certificate of title of the vehicle and the owner once they tow an abandoned vehicle. This bill would require the State Patrol to also follow these guidelines.

Secondly, LB 616 would increase the valuation of an abandoned vehicle from $250.00 to $500.00 for purposes of Nebr. Rev. Stat. 60-1902.

The bill becomes effective 90-days after the end of the Legislative Session, which be approximately September 1, 2021.

Board of Directors 2020 - 2021

President - Jo HItz. Hitz Towing, York, Nebraska

West Vice President - Gary Belhmann, Kearney Towing, Kearney, Nebraska

East Vice President - Troy Wells, LTA Towing, LLC, Central City, Nebraska

Secretary - John Humphrey, Everett's Repair, Inc., Valley, Nebraska 

Treasurer - Joe Bartz, Kramer's Wrecker Service Inc., Grand Island, Nebraska

TRAA Representative - Walt Young, Young's Service, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska

Executive Vice President - Tim Keigher, PTAN, Lincoln, Nebraska

Director - Logan Dowhy, Dowhy Towing & Recovery, Kearney, Nebraska

Director - Dan Habel, Mike's Towing, Linocln, Nebraska

Director - Troy Kimble, Heckman Tow Service LLC, Wisner, Nebraska


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