Rep. Dom Costa to host Policy hearing on Towing Regulations Tuesday in Sharpsburg

HARRISBURG, March 23 – State Rep. Dom Costa, D-Pittsburgh, announced today that he will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing to discuss establishing uniform towing regulations statewide.

The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 at the Sharpsburg Borough Building, Council Chambers, 1611 Main St., Pittsburgh.

Costa said topics will include responding to and towing from crash scenes as well as insurance industry concerns. The current agenda is:

2:00 p.m.        Welcome and Opening Remarks

2:10 p.m.        Panel from National Insurance Crime Bureau

  • Tim Lynch, director of government affairs

  • John McCall, special agent, Mid-Atlantic Region

    2:40 p.m.        Panel from City of Pittsburgh:

  • Chief Scott Schubert, Bureau of Police

  • Lieutenant Ed Cunningham, Bureau of Police

  • Sergeant Rich Begenwald, Auto Theft Unit, Bureau of Police

  • Councilman Dan Gilman, Pittsburgh City Council District 8

3:20 p.m.        Steven Wheeler, executive director, Pa. Auto Theft Prevention Authority

3:50 p.m.        John Halbleib, owner, Halbleib Automotive & D-Maxx Automotive

4:20 p.m.        Closing Remarks