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Ohio lawmaker introduces bill to prevent predatory towing
Duffey says towing issues affect everyone from students to the former Ohio State University president
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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OH Rep. Mike Duffey of Worthington
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A Republican state lawmaker, Rep. Mike Duffey of Worthington, says Ohio needs to do something to crack down on predatory towing.

Duffey is introducing a bill that will provide a 24-hour grace period for supplemental storage fees and require clear no parking signs.

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“Anyone from any walk of life in Central Ohio has heard a nightmare story from a friend, or family member or even personally experienced themselves, from a tow truck— particularly on campus,” Duffey said. “You know, it’s notorious on Ohio State University’s campus. In fact, I remember there’s a story that President Gee even got towed.”

Duffey says his bill doesn’t prevent tow companies from towing cars that are illegally parked. But it does cut down on excessive fees for storage, for access, and for other business practices he says are unfair.

The legislation has just been introduced.

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