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CHAPTER 273--H.F.No. 2995

An act

relating to public safety; towing; clarifying towing order requirements;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168B.035, subdivision 2.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168B.035, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Towing order required.

new text begin(a) new text endA towing authority may not tow a motor vehicle from public property unless a peace officer or parking enforcement officer has prepared, in addition to the parking citation, a written towing report describing the motor vehicle and the reasons for towing. deleted text beginThe report must be signed by the officer and the tow driver.deleted text end

new text begin(b)new text end Within the Department of Transportation's eight-county metropolitan district, an authorized employee of the department's freeway service patrol may order a tow from a trunk highway after preparing a written towing report provided by the Minnesota State Patrol. A citation need not be issued before the employee orders a tow.

new text begin(c) new text endExcept in cases where an accident or traffic hazard to the traveling public exists, the department employee shall ensure that if the tower requested to remove the vehicle by the owner arrives before the tower requested by the department, the tower requested by the owner is given the opportunity to actually conduct and complete all towing operations requested.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment. new text end

Presented to the governor May 15, 2014

Signed by the governor May 16, 2014, 10:32 a.m.

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