HOUSE BILL 590
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE REMOVAL OF UNAUTHORIZED MOTOR VEHICLES FROM PRIVATE PARKING LOTS IN WILSON COUNTY.
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person other than the owner or lessee of a privately owned or leased parking space to park a motor or other vehicle in such private parking space without the express permission of the owner or lessee of such space; provided, that such private parking lot be clearly designated as such by a sign no smaller than 24 inches by 24 inches prominently displayed at the entrance thereto and the parking spaces within the lot be clearly marked by signs setting forth the name of each individual lessee or owner; a vehicle parked in a privately owned parking space in violation of this section may be removed from such space upon the written request of the parking space owner or lessee to a place of storage and the registered owner of such motor vehicle shall become liable for removal and storage charges. No person shall be held to answer in any civil or criminal action to any owner, lienholder or other person legally entitled to the possession of any motor vehicle removed from such lot pursuant to this section except where such motor vehicle is willfully, maliciously or negligently damaged in the removal from aforesaid space to place of storage.
Sec. 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not more than ten dollars ($10.00) in the discretion of the Court.
Sec. 3. This Act shall apply only to Wilson County.
Sec. 4. All laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 5. This Act shall become effective upon its ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 22nd day of April, 1969.