Missouri Senate tightens towing company regulations

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Towing companies would face additional regulations under legislation that has passed in the Missouri Senate.

Senators voted 29-3 Wednesday to require towing companies to stay open or have someone available for 10 hours Monday through Friday. The companies would have to post their rates and could not charge storage fees for days they’re closed.

Republican Sen. Brian Munzlinger said tow truck companies currently operate under few rules that have allowed some to employ predatory practices.

Republican Sen. Paul Wieland said although he is hesitant to pass new regulations, businesses that hold people’s property should have a higher standard of responsibility.

Most of the regulations would apply only to the state’s most populous counties.

The measure now goes to the House.

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