language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1992 CHAPTER 580-H.F.No. 155 An act relating to traffic regulations; authorizing immediate towing of certain unlawfully parked vehicles; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 169.041, subdivision 4. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 169.041, subdivision 4, is amended to read: Subd. 4. [TOWING ALLOWED.] A towing authority may tow a motor vehicle without regard to the four-hour waiting period if: (1) the vehicle is parked in violation of snow emergency regulations; (2) the vehicle is parked in a rush-hour restricted parking area; (3) the vehicle is blocking a driveway, alley, or fire hydrant; (4) the vehicle is parked in a bus lane
where, or at a bus stop, during hours when parking is prohibited; (5) the vehicle is parked within 30 feet of a stop sign and visually blocking the stop sign; (6) the vehicle is parked in a handicap transfer zone or handicapped parking space without a handicapped parking certificate or handicapped license plates; (7) the vehicle is parked in an area that has been posted for temporary restricted parking at least 24 hours in advance; (8) the vehicle is parked within the right-of-way of a controlled access highway or within the traveled portion of a public street when travel is allowed there; (9) the vehicle is unlawfully parked in a zone that is restricted by posted signs to use by fire, police, public safety, or emergency vehicles; (10) the vehicle is unlawfully parked on property at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport owned by the metropolitan airports commission; (11) a law enforcement official has probable cause to believe that the vehicle is stolen, or that the vehicle constitutes or contains evidence of a crime and impoundment is reasonably necessary to obtain or preserve the evidence; (12) the driver, operator, or person in physical control of the vehicle is taken into custody and the vehicle is impounded for safekeeping; (13) a law enforcement official has probable cause to believe that the owner, operator, or person in physical control of the vehicle has failed to respond to five or more citations for parking or traffic offenses; or(14) the vehicle is unlawfully parked in a zone that is restricted by posted signs to use by taxicabs; (15) the vehicle is unlawfully parked and prevents egress by a lawfully parked vehicle; or (16) the vehicle is parked, on a school day during prohibited hours, in a school zone on a public street where official signs prohibit parking. Presented to the governor April 17, 1992 Signed by the governor April 27, 1992, 2:12 p.m.