02RS SB242


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SB 242 (BR 2678) - A. Kerr, T. Buford, E. Scorsone

     AN ACT relating to the transportation of persons for hire.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 281 to allow a consolidated local government or an urban-county government to be granted authority by the Transportation Cabinet to regulate taxicabs in their own jurisdictions; set forth procedures for submitting a request for the regulatory authority; require the local government to adopt an ordinance regarding regulation of taxicabs and set forth the areas of public comfort, safety, and convenience that must be addressed in the ordinance; require the cabinet to review the ordinance and, if it determines that the ordinance meets the statutory requirements, to grant the requested authority; require all taxicabs operating under a permit issued by a local government to undergo an annual safety inspection; require all taxicab operators applying for or renewing a permit or certificate to file proof of having successfully passed a safety inspection; require the Department of Vehicle Regulation to establish safety and out-of-service criteria for taking a taxicab that fails a safety inspection out of service and procedures for reinstating it when the deficiencies have been corrected; grant the Department of Vehicle Regulation or local government the authority to revoke, or permanently deny, the certificate or permit of any person who willfully and intentionally files a fraudulent safety inspection record for any taxicab; grandfather in existing taxicab certificate holders to operate the number of vehicles they had in effect on the day regulatory authority is shifted.


     SFA (1, E. Scorsone) - Amend subsection (4)(j) of Section 1 to delete reference to local government regulating taxes paid by taxicab permit holders.

     HFA (1, K. Stein) - Amend to allow taxi cab companies regulated by consolidated local governments or urban-county governments to receive a motor fuels tax rebate.

     Feb 25-introduced in Senate; to State and Local Government (S)
     Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 4-moved from Consent; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 5, 2002
     Mar 5-3rd reading, passed 34-0 with floor amendment (1)
     Mar 6-received in House
     Mar 7-to Local Government (H)
     Mar 11-posted in committee
     Mar 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 22-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 25, 2002
     Mar 25-floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 26-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

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