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File Number: 110411
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File Number: 110411 File Type: Ordinance Status: Amended
Version: 0 Reference: Control: County Commission
File Name: TAXICAB FOR-HIRE LICENSES Introduced: 2/17/2011
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number: 4B
Notes: SEE AMENDED IN LEG# 111536. Title: ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 31 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RELATING TO TAXICAB FOR-HIRE MOTOR VEHICLES; PROVIDING FOR LOTTERY OF SPECIFIED NUMBER OF TAXICAB FOR-HIRE LICENSES; LIMITING PARTICIPATION IN LOTTERY TO SPECIFIED CHAUFFEURS WHO ARE VETERANS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: FOR HIRE LICENSES
  ORDINANCE AMENDING
  TAXICAB
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime 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

Regional Transportation Committee 7/11/2011 1E1 Amended
REPORT: SEE AGENDA ITEM 1E1 AMENDED, LEGISLATIVE FILE NUMBER 111536, FOR THE AMENDED VERSION.

County Attorney 6/16/2011 Referred Regional Transportation Committee 7/11/2011

Regional Transportation Committee 4/14/2011 1G1 Deferred

County Manager 4/12/2011 Deferrals 4/14/2011
REPORT: The Prime Sponsor is requesting a deferral to no date certain.

Board of County Commissioners 3/1/2011 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing Regional Transportation Committee 4/11/2011

Board of County Commissioners 3/1/2011 4B Adopted on first reading 4/11/2011 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 ordinance. The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on the first reading and scheduled for a public hearing before the Regional Transportation Committee meeting on Monday, April 11, 2011, at 9:30 a.m.

County Attorney 2/17/2011 Referred Regional Transportation Committee 4/11/2011

County Attorney 2/17/2011 Assigned Gerald K. Sanchez

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 31 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RELATING TO TAXICAB FOR-HIRE MOTOR VEHICLES; PROVIDING FOR LOTTERY OF SPECIFIED NUMBER OF TAXICAB FOR-HIRE LICENSES; LIMITING PARTICIPATION IN LOTTERY TO SPECIFIED CHAUFFEURS WHO ARE VETERANS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES; PROVIDING FOR 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. 31-82. For-hire licenses.

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(m) All new taxicab for-hire licenses issued after the effective date of this ordinance shall be issued pursuant to a medallion system. Such licenses shall be issued upon payment of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00), payable in full within one hundred twenty (120) days after lottery and only to such drivers who have had a Miami-Dade County taxicab chauffeur's registration for the previous five (5) years in good standing and satisfy the criteria stated in Section 31-82(c). A sixty-day extension may be granted by the CSD Director provided good cause be shown.

(n) Existing taxicab for-hire license holders on the effective date of this ordinance shall receive one (1) medallion for each for-hire license upon payment of a one-time administrative fee established by administrative order.

(o) For-hire taxicab license lottery.
(1) In the year 2009 fifteen (15) for-hire taxicab licenses shall be operated using accessible vehicles and issued utilizing the criteria and procedure provided in Section 31-82. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, taxicab licenses issued pursuant to this subsection, after January 1, 2009, shall be prohibited from providing transportation of persons and their baggage from Miami International Airport.
(2) In addition to the for-hire licenses authorized by the preceding subsection, an additional five (5) South Miami-Dade taxicab service area for-hire taxicab licenses shall be issued in the year 2009, pursuant to Section 31-93(d) utilizing the criteria and procedure provided in Section 31-82.
(3) In addition to the for-hire licenses authorized by the preceding subsections, an additional five (5) underserved area for-hire taxicab licenses shall be issued in the year 2009, pursuant to Section 31-93(c), utilizing the criteria and procedure provided in Section 31-82. >>In fiscal year 2011, six (6) for-hire taxicab licenses shall be issued to chauffeurs who are veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have been honorably discharged pursuant to a lottery advertised and supervised by the Consumer Services Department utilizing the criteria and procedure provided in Section 31-82.<<
(4) All taxicab licenses issued pursuant to this section after January 1, 2009 shall have a mobile two-way radio or electronic dispatch system, installed and operating properly that is connected to and subscribed to service with a passenger service company that has a fixed-base call center operated twenty-four (24) hours a day, 365 days a year and by which a dispatcher may communicate with the taxicab chauffeur during all hours of vehicle operation to provide for-hire transportation to a passenger. In addition, notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, all taxicab licenses issued pursuant to this section shall be issued upon payment of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00).

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Section 3. 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 4. 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 5. 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.

1 Words 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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