Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 6C of chapter 159B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1984 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following three paragraphs:-
The maximum storage charge for noncommercial passenger motor vehicles with a maximum capacity of nine persons, shall be twenty dollars per twenty-four hour period or any portion thereof, when said vehicles have been involuntarily towed or transported pursuant to order of police or other public authority, and when connected with snow removal operations, under section six B, or pursuant to the order of police or other public authority in connection with an accident on the public ways of the commonwealth, pursuant to section thirty-nine A of chapter two hundred and fifty-five, or when said vehicles have been stolen or misappropriated and their removal from public ways have been ordered by police or other public authority, pursuant to section twenty-nine A of chapter two hundred and sixty-six, or in any other situation where motor vehicles have been involuntarily towed or transported by order of police or other public authority and maximum storage charges are not specifically regulated by law.
The maximum rate established herein, shall apply only to lighted, outside, motor vehicle storage facilities enclosed by a secure fence at least six feet in height. Other outdoor storage facilities shall be entitled to a maximum storage rate of only one-half that established above.
The motor vehicle storage facility shall have a lien for its proper transportation and storage charges due them for the towing and storage of motor vehicles, pursuant to this section. Nothing contained in this section shall in any way affect the liability of said motor vehicle storage facilities.