Agenda Item 7
January 19, 2016
January 15, 2016
Josh Hamlin, Legislative
Expedited Bill 53-15, Taxicabs - Credit Card Transactions
Expedited Bill 53-15, Taxicabs - Credit Card Transactions, sponsored by Lead Sponsors
Councilmembers Elrich, Riemer and Navarro, was introduced on December 8, 2015. A
Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee worksession is tentatively
scheduled for February 4, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
Bill 53-15 would:
limit the amount a licensee may charge a driver or affiliate for processing a
credit card transaction;
amend the requirements for credit card processing systems in taxicabs; and
·generally amend County law concerning taxicabs.
Expedited Bill 53-15 would refine existing provisions of the law related to processing
credit card payments for taxicab service. These provisions were added to the law by Expedited
Bill 53-14, which was enacted earlier this year and substantially revised Chapter 53. Specifically,
the Bill will prohibit licensees from charging drivers and affiliates more than the actual cost to the
licensee for processing a credit card transaction, and will make it easier for drivers to use their own
credit card processing systems.
This packet contains:
Expedited Bill 53-15
Legislative Request Report
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