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Record #: O2017-6854   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 10/4/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 9-115-150 and 9-114-265 regarding transportation network driver fingerprint/photo requirements and fare rates higher than regular rates
Sponsors: Beale, Anthony, Thompson, Patrick D., Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Smith, Michele, Cardenas, George A., Lopez, Raymond A., Moore, David H., Foulkes, Toni, Waguespack, Scott, Mell, Deborah, Austin, Carrie M., Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Maldonado, Roberto, Taliaferro, Chris, Solis, Daniel, Scott, Jr. Michael, Burke, Edward M., Willie B. Cochran, O'Shea, Matthew J., Munoz, Ricardo, Curtis, Derrick G., Mitts, Emma, Arena, John, Tunney, Thomas, Napolitano, Anthony V., Ervin, Jason C., Sposato, Nicholas, Osterman, Harry, Hairston, Leslie A., Cappleman, James, Reilly, Brendan, Sawyer, Roderick T., Santiago, Milagros, Zalewski, Michael R., Mitchell, Gregory I.
Attachments: 1. O2017-6854.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
ORDINANCE


BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. Section 9-115-150 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:

9-115-150 Transportation network drivers - Requirements.

(a) (1) No transportation network provider licensee shall engage any person as a transportation network driver unless the person possesses a valid transportation network chauffeur license, restricted chauffeur license, taxi chauffeur license, or as authorized by rule.
No driver shall operate a transportation network vehicle unless the driver possesses a valid transportation network chauffeur license, restricted chauffeur license or taxi chauffeur license.
A transportation network chauffeur license applicant shall, in accordance with rules promulgated by the commissioner: (i) submit to fingerprinting, and (ii) provide a photograph of the applicant. Every transportation network chauffeur license application shall be accompanied by a non-refundable fingerprint fee sufficient to cover the cost of processing fingerprints, in addition to any other applicable fee provided in this Code. The amount of the fingerprint fee shall be set forth by rule promulgated by the commissioner.


(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)


SECTION 2. Section 9-114-265 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:

9-114-265 Fare rates higher than regular rates.

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

(b) (1) In addition to any requirement provided in subsection (a) of this section or rules promulgated by the commissioner pursuant to this Section, during any unforeseen emergency, no licensee licensed under this chapter or Chapter 9-115 of this Code shall charge passengers a fare greater than 150 percent of the price cap.

(2) For purposes of this section the following definitions shall apply:

"Major disruption in public transportation" means an unplanned-- continuous interruption of any of the Chicago Transit Authority's train services for 2 or more hours.

"Price cap" means the average regular fare rate shown on the licensee's Internet-enabled application or digital platform during the seven days preceding the commencement of an unforeseen emergency.



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"Unforeseen emergency" means: (i) a City of Chicago mayoral declaration of a local disaster as authorized in 20 ILCS 3305/11 for any one or more of the following reasons: an actual or threatened terrorist attack, mass shooting, failure or shortage of electric power, or inclement weather, or (ii) a major disruption in public transportation.

(3) Any person who violates subsection (b) of this section shall be fined $500.00 for each offense. Each violation of this subsection shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.

(be) The commissioner is authorized to regulate, by rule, the amount of increase in fare rate from the regular fare rate displayed in the licensee's Internet-enabled application or digital platform and the manner of fare amount calculation for providing a prearranged transportation service. In addition, the commissioner is authorized to require licensees licensed under this chapter or Chapter 9-115 of this Code to comply with nationally recognized technical and technological standards applicable to fare amount calculation for providing a prearranged transportation service, as determined by the commissioner.

(ed) If applicable law allows taxicab licensees to charge at a higher rate than the rate provided under Chapter 9-112 of this Code, this section applies to the regulation of such rate to the extent such regulation is allowed under the applicable law.


SECTION 3. This ordinance shall take effect 10 days upon its passage and publication.





^Anthony A. Beale, Alderman, 9th Ward























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