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                         Laws of Minnesota 1983 

                        CHAPTER 115--S.F.No. 611
           An act relating to occupations and professions; 
          limiting municipal regulation of tow truck operators; 
          limiting removal by tow trucks from private property; 
          proposing new law coded in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
          465. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  [465.75] [REGULATION OF VEHICLE TOWERS 
LIMITED.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] For the purposes of this 
section, the following terms have the meanings given them:  
    (a) "Vehicle tower" means a person engaged in the business 
of towing or recovering vehicles by means of a crane, hoist, tow 
bar, tow line, or dolly for the purpose of moving or 
transporting wrecked, damaged, disabled, replacement, or 
abandoned vehicles; and 
    (b) "Municipality" means a statutory or home rule charter 
city or a town.  
    Subd. 2.  [REQUEST BY OWNER.] No municipality may prohibit 
the operation within its boundaries of a vehicle tower who is 
not licensed by that municipality and who is responding to a 
service request from a person who is the owner or operator or 
the agent of the owner or operator of the motor vehicle for 
which vehicle towing service is requested.  
    Subd. 3.  [PRIVATE PROPERTY.] No vehicle tower may remove a 
motor vehicle by towing, carrying, hauling or pushing from 
private property except at the request of a person who is the 
owner or operator or the agent of the owner or operator of the 
vehicle, or the owner or agent of the owner of the private 
property. 
    Approved May 10, 1983