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Vehicle For Hire

ORDINANCE NO. 17- 22 - Vehicle for Hire Ordinance

WHEREAS, Chapter 2001-299, Laws of Florida, as amended, created the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission (“PTC”) to regulate the operation of public vehicles, such as taxicabs, limousines, handicabs and vans, upon the public highways of Hillsborough County and its municipalities and authorized the PTC to adopt rules for that purpose;

WHEREAS, the Florida Legislature adopted and, on June 6, 2017, the Governor signed into law, House Bill 647, which repealed Chapter 2001-299, Laws of Florida, as amended, and dissolved the PTC;

WHEREAS, with the repeal of Chapter 2001-299, Laws of Florida, as amended, there would be no regulation of vehicles for hire, such as taxicabs, limousines, handicabs and vans, in Hillsborough County;

WHEREAS, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners recognizes that a lack of regulation of vehicles for hire could pose potential danger to the health, safety and welfare of the traveling public;

WHEREAS, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners also recognizes that the public has an expectation of minimum standards of service and consumer protections in utilizing such services;

WHEREAS, Chapter 125, Florida Statutes, authorizes the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners to provide for the citizens of said County, standards which ensure their health, safety and welfare; and

WHEREAS, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners recognizes that the public health, safety and welfare of residents of Hillsborough County will best be served by enacting a Vehicle for Hire Ordinance that provides for the regulation of vehicles for hire such as taxicabs, limousines, handicabs and vans, to ensure the quality of such services; consumer protections for users of such services; and, safety to the traveling public.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA:

There is hereby created Chapter 10, Article XVI of the Hillsborough County Code of Ordinances and Laws, which shall be included as follows:


Ordinance 17-22 - Vehicle of Hire