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Harris County already has the authority to make arrangements for the towing and storage of disabled or unlawfully stopped vehicles in unincorporated portions of the county. This legislation would expand the county's authority to do the same in incorporated areas if an inter-local agreement is reached. The conditions under which an unlawfully stopped or disabled vehicle would be able to be removed from the highway strike an appropriate balance between the property rights of the vehicle owner and the legitimate interest of county and local governments to act on behalf of the people to keep the highways clear of hazards and impediments.
This legislation does not intersect with our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.