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File Number: 102902
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File Number: 102902 File Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: 11-11 Control: County Commission
File Name: VEHICLES FOR HIRE - EXTEND RETIREMENT ONE YEAR Introduced: 12/28/2010
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 3/1/2011
Agenda Date: 3/1/2011 Agenda Item Number: 7C
Notes: Title: ORDINANCE RELATING TO VEHICLES FOR HIRE; AMENDING CHAPTER 31 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO PROVIDE THAT TAXICABS, PASSENGER MOTOR CARRIERS, LUXURY LIMOUSINE SEDANS, STRETCH LIMOUSINES AND SUPER-STRETCH LIMOUSINES SCHEDULED FOR RETIREMENT ON DECEMBER 31, 2010 SHALL BE ALLOWED TO BE OPERATED FOR AN ADDITIONAL ONE-YEAR PERIOD; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: ORDINANCE
  ORDINANCE RELATING
  TAXICAB
  VEHICLES FOR HIRE
Sponsors: Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Jean Monestime, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 3/1/2011 7C Adopted P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read into the record the title of the foregoing proposed ordinance. Hearing no questions or comments from Committee members or the Administration, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing resolution.

Regional Transportation Committee 2/7/2011 2B Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Bruce Libhaber read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. Chairman Barreiro opened the public hearing for those wishing to speak in connection with this ordinance and the following person(s) appeared: 1) John Valdez, 5590 SW 5th Terrace, Miami, Florida, noted he submitted a letter proposing the County could make an additional $5,640 if all vehicles-for hire were extended another year. He noted he believed the County Manager’s calculations were incomplete, which only considered a loss of $32 per vehicle, totaling $1,504. He pointed out that all drivers were experiencing difficulties during these hard economic times, and the County extending only 47 vehicles was not fair to everyone. After seeing no one else wishing to speak, Chairman Barreiro closed the public hearing. Commissioner Souto noted the intent was to help the entire industry during hard economic times, and to allow vehicles for hire, scheduled for retirement, to be extended for one more year. He noted this ordinance was like a pilot project and he felt the County should begin with a one-year extension, and extend it further, if needed later. Commissioner Moss spoke in support of this ordinance. Commissioner Heyman clarified that the Manager’s numbers were calculated by adding one more year to the life of the vehicles currently in service. She asked Assistant County Manager Ysela Llort to explore the feasibility of increasing the number of for-hire vehicles allowed to remain in operation for an additional one-year period by four from 47 to 51. Hearing no further comments or questions, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing ordinance as presented.

Board of County Commissioners 1/20/2011 Proposed public hearing date Regional Transportation Committee 2/7/2011

Board of County Commissioners 1/20/2011 4G Adopted on first reading 2/7/2011 P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and scheduled for a public hearing before the Regional Transportation Committee on February 7, 2011, at 9:30 a.m.

County Attorney 12/28/2010 Referred Regional Transportation Committee 2/7/2011

County Attorney 12/28/2010 Assigned Gerald K. Sanchez

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE RELATING TO VEHICLES FOR HIRE; AMENDING CHAPTER 31 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO PROVIDE THAT TAXICABS, PASSENGER MOTOR CARRIERS, LUXURY LIMOUSINE SEDANS, STRETCH LIMOUSINES AND SUPER-STRETCH LIMOUSINES SCHEDULED FOR RETIREMENT ON DECEMBER 31, 2010 SHALL BE ALLOWED TO BE OPERATED FOR AN ADDITIONAL ONE-YEAR PERIOD; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

BODY
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Chapter 31 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:1
CHAPTER 31
VEHICLES FOR HIRE
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ARTICLE II. LICENSING AND REGULATION OF FOR-HIRE MOTOR VEHICLES.


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Sec. 31-93. Special provisions.

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>>(d) Notwithstanding the vehicle age limits required by Sections 31-82(l)(4), 31-89 (f) and 31-93(c)(3) of the Code, any properly permitted and inspected taxicab scheduled for retirement on December 31, 2010 shall be allowed to be operated for an additional one-year period.<<

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ARTICLE III. PASSENGER MOTOR CARRIERS

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Sec. 31-115. Special provisions.

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>>(j) Notwithstanding the vehicle age limit required by Section 31-107 (b) of the Code, any properly permitted and inspected passenger motor carrier scheduled for retirement on December 31, 2010 shall be allowed to be operated for an additional one-year period.<<

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ARTICLE VI. LICENSING AND REGULATION OF FOR-HIRE LIMOUSINES.


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Sec. 31-613. Special provisions.

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(d) Notwithstanding the >>vehicle age limits required by<< [[requirements of]] Section 31-609(b) of the Code, any properly permitted and inspected luxury limousine sedan >>,stretch limousine, or super-stretch limousine scheduled for retirement on<< [[over five (5) model years of age as of]] December 31, [[2009]]>>2010<<, shall be allowed to be operated [[as a luxury limousine sedan]] for an additional [[six-month]] >>one-year<< period.

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Section 2. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or provision of this ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected by such invalidity.
Section 3. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of this ordinance, including any sunset provision, shall become and be made a part of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The sections of this ordinance may be renumbered or relettered to accomplish such intention, and the word "ordinance" may be changed to "section," "article," or other appropriate word.
Section 4. This ordinance shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of enactment unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.
1Words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] shall be deleted. Words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< constitute the amendment proposed. Remaining provisions are now in effect and remain unchanged.
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