04RS HB385


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HB 385 (BR 866) - F. Nesler

     AN ACT relating to parking facilities.
     Amend KRS 189.705, relating to rules governing parking lots and storage garages, to require the owner of the parking facility to erect signs at each entrance and exit that posts the hours of operation for the facility, information on how payment is to be made if an attendant is not on duty, and information on how unauthorized vehicles will be towed at the owner's expense if parked in violation of the posted terms; require the signs to be erected at or near the eye level of a motorist seated in an automobile; require the signs to be brightly illuminated at night or during inclement weather; require that if a parking lot is operated on an honor system of payment, the method of payment and payment location must be conspicuously posted on signs in at least five locations within the parking facility, in addition to being posted at each entrance and exit; amend KRS 189.725 to permit vehicles parked in violation of posted rules to be towed at the owners expense; prohibit vehicles from being towed if the parking lot or storage garage has not erected the requisite signs; require the owner, operator, or attendant of a lot that fails to post the appropriate signs and who has an unauthorized vehicle towed to be personally responsible for reimbursing the owner of the vehicle for all costs charged to tow the vehicle.

     Jan 27-introduced in House
     Jan 28-to Transportation (H)
     Feb 17-posted in committee

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