SCS/SB 232 - This act creates new requirements for towing companies operating tow trucks. The new requirements include displaying the business address in a location visible from the street, minimum two thousand square feet of vehicle storage space, minimum seven foot fencing around the vehicle storage space, minimum business hours for viewing and retrieval of stored vehicles, and maintaining a published and operational telephone and telephone number. Additionally, except in Kansas City, tows performed under 304.155 shall not be dispatched through a third party dispatch system unless hired by the towing company. This act also adds Franklin county to the list of counties exempt from the provisions of this section.
This act is substantially similar to provisions contained in SS/HB 1707 (2014).