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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Important News from the MN Professional Towing Association

FYI... From Phil Collins of Collins Brothers Towing for the MN Professional Towing Association

Just want to inform everyone that the Senate passed Senate File #3223. This pertains to abandoned motor vehicles and personal property. It basically says that even if the party does not pay the tow bill or impound fees that we have to release personal property to the owner.

Please take a few minutes to call the Governor's office and let them know that we are strongly opposed to this bill. If you have any questions, please contact Phil Collins at 612-221-3472. The phone numbers for the Governor's officer are 651-296-3391 or 1-800-657-3717.


Jeff Schoenborn said...

more to the story, The state did pass this bill however with some changes that I think all towers can live with. Now before somebody can take all there property without paying there bill they must show proove they are not able to pay for it. (see below)

24.9168B.051, a registered owner who provides documentation from a government or
24.10nonprofit agency or legal aid office that the registered owner is homeless, receives relief
24.11based on need, is eligible for legal aid services, or has a household income at or below 50
24.12percent of state median income has the unencumbered right to retrieve any and all contents
24.13without charge and regardless of whether the registered owner pays incurred charges or
24.14fees, transfers title, or reclaims the vehicle.

I think we can live with this. We do have hearts and some people fall on hard times and the majority of the people wont fall into this category.
GREAT WORK by Virg Siewart Siewarts Garage Red Wing, MN and the rest of the MPTA along with those who made the effort to be heard. Now it's time to tackle other problems ***FUEL PRICES***
Jeff Schoenborn Chief's Towing

Cyndi Kight, Associate Editor of Towing & Recovery Footnotes said...

Thanks for the update, Jeff! I'll put the info in a new post for today.