02RS SB87


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SB 87 (BR 1461) - E. Scorsone, J. Denton, A. Kerr

     AN ACT relating to the transportation of persons for hire.
     Create various new sections of KRS Chapter 281 to require all motor vehicles operating under an urban taxicab license or urban limousine license to undergo an annual safety inspection conducted by a technician with an a.s.e. certification; permit the Department of Vehicle Regulation to develop out-of-service criteria for vehicles that fail the safety inspection; permit the department to revoke and permanently deny a license for filing fraudulent safety inspection information; clarify that only one urban taxicab or urban limousine license is required regardless of the number of taxicabs or limousines an owner has in a fleet; authorize a county with a city of the first class, an urban-county, or a consolidated local government to enact ordinances to regulate taxicabs and limousines for matters not regulated by the state including, but not limited to, rates, fitness of applicants, and necessity of service within the county; amend KRS 281.010 to define "urban taxicab license" and "urban limousine license"; amend KRS 281.011 to exclude urban taxicabs and urban limousines from the definitions of "common carrier", "irregular route common carrier", and "contract carrier"; amend KRS 281.014 to define "urban taxicab license" and "urban limousine license" to mean limited regulation by the state for safety and insurance purposes and to prohibit requiring a certificate of necessity to operate as an urban taxicab or an urban limousine; permit a person with an urban taxicab to transport disabled persons under the urban taxicab license without obtaining further permits or certificates of necessity; amend KRS 281.615 to require a person to obtain a state license to operate an urban taxicab or urban limousine; amend KRS 281.6185 to clarify that urban taxicabs may transport disabled persons who do not need specialized equipment if they comply with federal ADA requirements; amend KRS 281.620, 281.650, 281.655, 281.656, 281.660, 281.670, 281.675, 281.680, 281.720, 281.728, and 281.990 to conform; repeal KRS 211.9523 and 281.637.

     Jan 10-introduced in Senate
     Jan 15-to Transportation (S)
     Feb 6-discharge petition filed
     Feb 7-discharge petition rejected
     Feb 19-reassigned to State and Local Government (S)

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