Bill description: SB 1284 would allow private firms to boot cars, rather than tow them, and would open the door for regulation of parking enforcement companies.
Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce government intervention in the market?
SB 1284 would, at the behest of a local government, explicitly allow local businesses to boot vehicles, rather than just tow them. Thus, local governments would be afforded greater flexibility to allow private businesses to choose how they wish to enforce parking restrictions on their private property. Local businesses can contract out to private parking enforcement companies to maintain authority over their parking spaces.
SB 1284 also allows for expanded regulation of parking enforcement companies, allowing local government to impose more restrictive regulations, licenses, or other requirements on such businesses.