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AB 1069 (Low) Local government: taxicab transportation services

Position:Watch
Status:Chaptered
Summary:

This bill would authorize a city or county to establish a maximum rate structure that would prohibit a taxicab transportation service from charging a rate to a passenger that is greater than a rate established by the city. This bill also would require that a city or county ensure that any charge imposed on a taxicab transportation service does not exceed the reasonable regulatory costs of administering and enforcing the program. This bill would authorize a city or county to limit the number of taxicabs or taxicab companies that may use specified areas within the city or county. This bill would prohibit a city or county from prohibiting a licensed taxicab from establishing prearranged trips, as specified. This bill would require a city or county to allow a licensed taxicab company to use any device or technology approved by the state to calculate fares, and would require a licensed taxicab company to disclose fares, fees, or rates to a potential customer before the customer accepts the ride. This bill would require a city or county to issue an inspection sticker to a taxicab that complies with specified requirements, and to issue a photo permit to a taxi driver that complies with specified requirements. This bill would define the terms “licensed taxicab company” and “licensed taxicab driver” for these purposes. By imposing new duties on local governments, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Comments:

We are aware that committee staff and the author is considering transferring the responsibility of permitting taxi services to regional transportation agencies in ten of the largest urban counties (e.g., San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Fresno, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Sacramento). 

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Last Updated:October 15, 2017