as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/04/2021 03:06pm
A bill for an act
relating to transportation; expanding impounded vehicle charges to include recovery
and storage of a motor vehicle and its cargo and accident site cleanup; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 168B.045; 168B.07, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 168B.045, is amended to read:
A person who tows and stores a motor vehicle at the request of a law enforcement officer
shall have a lien on the motor vehicle for the value of the deleted text beginstorage anddeleted text end towing and new text beginnew text endthe right to retain possession of the motor vehicle new text beginnew text enduntil the lien is lawfully discharged.
This section does not apply to tows of vehicles parked in violation of snow emergency
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 168B.07, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
The owner or any lienholder of an impounded
vehicle shall have a right to reclaim such vehicle from the unit of government or impound
lot operator taking it into custody upon payment of all new text beginnew text endtowing and deleted text beginstorage chargesdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end
resulting from taking the vehicle new text beginnew text endinto custody within 15 or 45 days, as applicable
under section 168B.051, subdivision 1, 1a, or 2, after the date of the notice required by