COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--An Ohio House committee has approved a bill that would essentially ban the use of "spotters" by tow truck companies.
The House Transportation and Public Safety Committee unanimously approved the legislation Tuesday, with a vote by the full Ohio House up next.
It would prohibit tow truck companies from hiring scouts to spot cars that are parked illegally, leading to the cars being towed, impounded, or repossessed.
Penalties for hiring spotters could be a fine of up to $500 and a 60-day jail sentence.
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