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File #: O-474-21    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/20/2021 In control: Metro Council
On agenda: 11/11/2021 Final action: 11/11/2021
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 115 OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATING TO PRIVATE TOW OPERATORS.(AS AMENDED)
Sponsors: David James (D-6), Jecorey Arthur (D-4)
Attachments: 1. O-474-21 V.2 CAM 110321 Amends LMCO 115 RE Private Tow Operators.pdf, 2. O-474-21 PROPOSED CAM 110321 AMENDS LMCO 115 RE PRIVATE TOW OPERATORS.pdf, 3. O-474-21 V.1 092321 Amends LMCO 115 RE Private Tow Operators.pdf, 4. ORD 169 2021.pdf
ORDINANCE NO. _____, SERIES 2021ORD
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 115 OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATING TO PRIVATE TOW OPERATORS.(AS AMENDED)
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SPONSORED BY: PRESIDENT JAMES AND COUNCIL MEMBER ARTHUR

WHEREAS, private parking lot owners are entitled to insure their premises are used only by those who are authorized to do so, and in accordance with any applicable restrictions for use of the property; and
WHEREAS, while vehicles that may be parked on private parking lots without permission to do so are subject to removal, vehicle owners are entitled to clear notice of the rules and regulations that apply both to the parking lot and to removal of improperly parked vehicles therefrom; and
WHEREAS, the 2021 General Assembly has enacted legislation with respect to tow operators, portions of which apply to tow operators engaged in towing from private parking lots, necessitating adjustments in Metro's local regulation of private tow operators.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION I: The Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances ("LMCO") Sections 115.450 through 115.459 are hereby repealed in their entirety and shall be replaced with the following provisions.
SECTION II: LMCO Section 115.450 shall provide as follows:
? 115.450 DEFINITIONS.
For the purpose of this subchapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
(A) DEPARTMENT. The Louisville Metro Department of Codes and Regulations.
(B) MOTOR VEHICLE. Every device in, on, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn on any street, except devices moved by human power or used exclusively on stationary rails or tracks.
(C) STANDARD VEHICLE. A motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 10,000 pounds or less, which is capable of transporting on...

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