(1) A tower in physical possession of a motor vehicle shall permit the owner or person in lawful possession of a motor vehicle the tower has towed to:
(a) Redeem the motor vehicle:
(A) Between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays;
(B) At all other hours, within 60 minutes after asking the tower to release the motor vehicle; and
(C) Within 30 minutes of a time mutually agreed upon between the tower and the owner or person in lawful possession of the motor vehicle;
(b) Contact the tower at any time to receive information about the location of the motor vehicle and instructions for obtaining release of the motor vehicle; and
(c) Obtain all personal property of an emergency nature in the motor vehicle within the time allowed under paragraph (a) of this subsection.
(2) A tower may not charge the owner or person in lawful possession of the motor vehicle a fee in any amount to obtain personal property of an emergency nature except for a gate fee between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, or on a Saturday, a Sunday or a legal holiday.
(3) As used in this section, “personal property of an emergency nature” includes but is not limited to prescription medication, eyeglasses, clothing, identification, a wallet, a purse, a credit card, a checkbook, cash and child safety car and booster seats. [2007 c.538 §5]Section: Previous 98.818 98.830 98.835 98.840 98.990 98.850 98.852 98.854 98.856 98.858 98.860 98.862 98.864 98.991 98.992 Next
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