Expedited Bill No.
20-17
Concerning: Taxicabs - Licenses
Revised:
06/05/2017
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Introduced:
June
13 2017
Enacted:
July
25, 2017
Executive:
August
1, 2017
Effective:
August
1.
2017
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Laws of Mont. Co.
2017
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Lead Sponsor: Council President Berliner
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
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provide for an extension ohime to place a vehicle in taxi service for applicants for
certain taxicab licenses that were approved for issuance, but not issued; and
(2)
generally amend the laws governing the licensing and regulation of taxicabs.
By amending
Laws of Montgomery County 2015
Chapter 39
Section 3
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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EXPEDITED BILL NO.
20-17
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Sec.
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Section 3 of Chapter 39, Laws of Montgomery County 2015, is
amended as follows:
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Sec. 2.
Not later than January 1, 2016, the Director must issue 100 new
licenses following the procedures in Sections 53-205 and 53-210 as follows:
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25 to individuals who do not hold a license under this Chapter, and of
these, eight must be for accessible vehicles;
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25 to fleets that hold fewer than 100 licenses, and of these, eight must
be for accessible vehicles; and
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5 0 accessible vehicle licenses to a driver-owned cooperative fleet that
the Director determines is a qualified applicant under Chapter 53.
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A license approved for issuance under Section
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but for which a taxicab
vehicle was not placed in service, must be issued if the applicant:
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taxicab vehicle
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qualified applicant under Chapter 53; and
places~ taxicab in service not later than January 31, 2019.
If any of the 50 accessible licenses allocated to a driver-owned
cooperative under Section 2 are not [awarded] issued to the cooperative
by [June 1, 2016] January
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2019, either because the Director
determines that the cooperative is not a qualified· applicant under
Chapter 53, or because the cooperative otherwise declines to obtain
them, the licenses [must] may be issued to individuals who do not
currently hold licenses under this Chapter.
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EXPEDITED BILL
No. 20-17
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The Council declares that this legislation is necessary for the immediate
protection of the public interest. This Act takes effect on the date it becomes law.
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EXPEDITED BILL NO.
20-17
Approved:
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Approved:
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Isiah
lggett,
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This is a correct copy of Council action.
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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