"The Power of A Team"
T.R.A.W.  was organized by towing, recovery and storage business owners as the authority to represent 
                     the tow truck industries in governmental and legal affairs.
T.R.A.W.  promotes a profitable operating climate for tow operators working with the 
                     Washington State Patrol, Department of Transportation, Department of Licensing, the 
                     Legislature and organizations directly or indirectly related to the tow business.
T.R.A.W.   is the voice of the industry in Washington State with over 200 members
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Towing and Recovery Association of Washington

Current Contact Information
administrator@towingandrecovery.net
206-492-5032 office
206-364-3111 fax
PO BOX 25174
Seattle, Washington. 98165


"The Power of a Team"
February 20th, 2019

The Annual T.R.A.W Legislative Day in Olympia is a VERY IMPORTANT event,
 especially this year with all the movement in Olympia. 
If the DOR situation is allowed to stand, every RTTO company in our State is at risk of huge financial losses.  
We encourage you to make the time to join us for this special occasion.
Spend the afternoon meeting with your Representatives 
(Our Lobbyist, Mark Gjurasic urges you to call in advance and make an appointment)
Use your voice to let these people know that your small business cannot survive a four year audit.

​Legislative Roster 
Capital Campus Map
Statewide Legislative Districts Map  
State Capitol Campus Parking Information

T.R.A.W. 2019 Legislative Priorities

​1. Sales Tax on Auction Vehicles – DOR Issue – (Draft: Being Reviewed by TRAW Attorney)  
2. Service Member’s Civil Relief Act Verification – AG Issue – (Draft: H-0385.1/19 & S- 
  0368.1/19): 
3. Strengthen “Slow Down – Move Over” Statute – (Draft: H-0381.2/19 & S-0366.2/19): 
4. Transaction Fee for Payment of Towing and Storage Fees (RCW 46.55.035) – (Draft: H-
  0386.2/19 & S-0369.2/19) 
5. Personal Belongings Sold with Abandoned Vehicle – (Draft: H-0383.1/19 & S-0367.1/19): 
6. Liability for Law Enforcement Impounds – (Draft H-0384.1/19 & S-0365.1/19): 


The evening's Legislative Reception, hosted by OUR Association, at the Red Lion Olympia will give each       
of us the opportunity to mingle with our elected officials and their support teams.
Being able to match a face with a name can make all the difference in the world when we need help.

There is no cost to our members beyond the single night hotel stay, if needed,  and the fuel to get there.   

Red Lion ​Olympia
2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia, WA 98502
360-943-4000​

The reception will be held in the Rainier Room at the Red Lion.
A No-Host Bar and Hors d'oeuvres will be provided.
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to: towingandrecoveryofwa@gmail.com

or contact Emily Wade - 206-362-​9049 or Jackie Currie - 206-963-9904

Remember:  We are "The Power of a Team"
UPCOMING EVENTS

 Legislative Reception - February 20th, Olympia 

 Spring Member/Education Meeting - May 3rd & 4th, Courtyard Marriott, Richland 

 Pacific NW Tow Show - August 23rd & 24th, Greater Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma 

Update with schools and other information to follow… 
IMMEDIATE ATTENTION NEEDED...
​We need EVERYONE to call today

   Senator Christine Rolfes, Chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee

(​Especially if you are in the 23rd District) / https://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/
and ask her for a hearing on SB 5668

This is the Department of Revenue Senate Bill
 (concerning moneys received at auctions  conducted by registered tow truck operators).

​• Makes clear that income derived from the sale of an abandoned vehicle 
represents payment of a retail charge (towing and storage) 
and not the sale of a vehicle (transfer of title/ownership).
• Possible to draft version outside of RCW requiring tax preference and sunset.

Please take a minute to email and then call the Senator.
Contact Information: christine.rolfes@leg.wa.gov / 360-786-7644

If this bill dies in the Ways and Means Committee the results could be devastating!!

*** It really doesn't matter if you are in the 23rd district, please call every 
Senator on the Ways & Means Committee 
and stress how important it for SB 5668 has a hearing.

Remember SB5668 was moved from the Transportation Committee to the Ways & Means Committee

All Members.....  This is URGENT......  Calls MUST be made immediately
Please take the time to send Senator Rolfes an email requesting SB 5668 be scheduled for a hearing.  
Then, please call her office and again ask that SB be scheduled for a hearing.
After you've finished that, please contact every person on the Ways and Means Committee.