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SF 700

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/08/2022 10:52am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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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.


Section 1.

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 beginrecovery
of the vehicle and cargo, storage of the vehicle and cargo, and accident site cleanup, and
shall have
new text endthe right to retain possession of the motor vehicle new text beginand cargo, subject to the right
to retrieve contents under section 168B.07, subdivision 3,
new text enduntil the lien is lawfully discharged.
This section does not apply to tows of vehicles parked in violation of snow emergency

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 168B.07, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Payment of charges.

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 begincharges for new text endtowing and deleted text beginstorage chargesdeleted text endnew text begin
recovery of the vehicle and cargo, storage of the vehicle and cargo, and accident site cleanup
new text end
resulting from taking the vehicle new text beginand cargo new 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
section 168B.06.