UPDATE 12/21/10: Upon further research it was discovered that current law allows for the impounding of vehicles involved in hit and run accidents without a warrant. However, when documenting such incidents the police classify the the incident at "theft/possible theft" which everyone involved knows is not the best description of this circumstance. This bill provides a legal description that fits the facts of the case and will help law enforcement properly document such instances. In essence, the bill is a minor clerical change.
The next step is for the bill to be assigned a number. Then it will sit in a pile of bills that will be heard "at committee" when the legislative session starts in January. From there it is sent for a vote on the House floor, then to the Senate, and if approved, to the Governor for a signature where it becomes the law of the land.
I will keep you posted on the progress of this bill.