An amendment to the transportation bills now before the house and senate in Minnesota would codify in state statutes a 6 hour limit on parking in rest areas making it a misdemeanor to stay longer. The bills contain an exception for commercial drivers, who apparently are more deserving of a night's rest than the Airstreaming public.
The amendment apparently was added at the request of MN/DOT who have tried to enforce the posted limit in the past and discovered that they actually don't have any legal grounds for doing so. There isn't much support for the amendment among real people and with even a handful of phone calls and letters we should be able to fix this.
The bills are S.F. 1455
in the senate and H.F. 0928 in the house.
Call, write, or email your senator and representative today to express your opposition to this bill. If you do not know who your senator and representative are, there's a map here,
a list of representatives by district and links to their home pages with phone numbers and email addresses here,
and a list of senators by district here.