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File Number: 112526
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File Number: 112526 File Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: 11-102 Control: County Commission
File Name: AMENDING CHAPTER 31 - VEHICLES FOR HIRE Introduced: 11/30/2011
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 12/19/2011
Agenda Date: 12/19/2011 Agenda Item Number: 5B
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, 2011 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 AMENDING
  VEHICLES FOR HIRE
Sponsors: Jean Monestime, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, 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 12/19/2011 5B Adopted P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read into the record the title of the foregoing ordinance. Chairman Martinez opened the public hearing. Mr. Jerry Markowitz, owner of Masko Cab/Coral Cab, expressed concern for allowing aged vehicles to be in service. He proposed that the County Commission consider future legislation that would allow taxicabs to be a year older when placed in service and to remain in service for three years. Mr. John Valdez, taxicab driver, expressed support for the proposal allowing a taxicab to remain in service for an additional year for this year; and he recommended that the County Commission should do the same for next year due to current economic conditions. Chairman Martinez clarified the measures proffered in the proposed ordinance were due to the current economic conditions. There being no further comments or objections, Chairman Martinez closed the public hearing; and the Board proceeded to vote. . .

Board of County Commissioners 12/6/2011 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing Board of County Commissioners 12/19/2011

Board of County Commissioners 12/6/2011 14A1 Adopted on first reading 12/19/2011 P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and set for a public hearing before the Board of County Commissioners on Monday, December 19, 2011, at 9:30 AM.

County Mayor 12/2/2011 Additions

County Attorney 11/30/2011 Referred

County Attorney 11/30/2011 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, 2011 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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(e) 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]] >>2011<< 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]] >>2011<<, 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 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 December 31, [[2010]] >>2011<<, shall be allowed to be operated for an additional 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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