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                         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.

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