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Record #: O2021-2028   
Type: Ordinance Status: Re-Referred
Intro date: 5/26/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees and Rules
Final action: 6/25/2021
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 9-114 and 9-115 to further regulate regular fare rates for transportation network providers
Sponsors: Reilly, Brendan
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 114 Public Passenger Vehicles other than Taxicabs, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 115 Transportation Network Providers
Attachments: 1. O2021-2028.pdf
CITY OF CHICAGO

MICHELLE A. HARRIS. ALDERMAN. STH WARD CHAIRMAN-COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES AND RULES CITY HALL. RM-200. OFFICE »4 • 121 NORTH LASALLE STREET. CHICAGO IL 00002 HHON6: 3U-/44-J07B • FAX* 312-744-C-007


City Council Meeting June 23, 2021
To the President and Members of the City Council:
Your Committee on Committees and Rules, considered all the following Report, Ordinances and Orders which met June 22, 2021:
The approval of the May, 2021 Monthly Rule 45 Report for the Committee on Committees and Rules
Your Committee on Committee and Rules, recommends "do pass" ofthe following items:
Recommendation to refer proposed item 2 to the Committee on Budget & Government Operations:
(O2021 -1995)Transfer of funds within City Council Committee on Housing and Real Estate for Year 2021 for personnel services and contract service
Recommendation to refer proposed items 3-9 to Committee on License and Consumer Protection
(02121-1842) Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-60-023 (30.4) to allow additional package goods licenses on portion (s) of N Milwaukee Ave.
(02021-1998) Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-60-023 (37.15) to allow additional package goods licenses on portion (s) of W North Ave.
(02021-1843) Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-60-023 (45.40) to allow additional package goods licenses on portion (s) of N Lipps Ave
(02121-2138) Designation of 6th Precinct of 23rd Ward as Restricted Residential Zone prohibiting additional shared housing units and vacation rentals
(02021-2135) Designation of 14th Precinct of 41st Ward as Restricted Residential Zone prohibiting additional shared housing units and vacation rentals


8. (02021-2136) Designation of 22nd Precinct of 41st Ward as Restricted Residential Zone prohibiting additional shared housing units and vacation rentals

(02021-2028) Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 9-114 and 9-115 to further regulate regular fare rates for transportation network providers
Recommendation to refer proposed items 10-13 to Committee on Transportation and Public Way
(02021-2139) Dedication of public way (s) in area by W 33rd St, Sanitary Ship Canal and S Pulaski Rd
(02021-1877) Dedication of public way (s) in area bounded by W Irving Park Rd, N Kenneth Ave, W Byron St and N Kilbourn Ave
(02021-2142) Approval of plat of Lincoln Yards South Resubdivision
(02021-2141) Vacation of N Throop St bounded by W Wabansia Ave, W Concord PI and N Ada St

Recommendation to refer proposed item 14 to Committee on Workforce Development
(02021-2058) Amendment of form of Certified Service Provider License Agreement adopted by City Council September 6, 2017

Recommendation to refer proposed items 15-25 to Committee on Zoning, Landmarks & Building Standards
(Or2021 -116) Historical landmark fee waiver for property at 2115 W Evergreen
(02021-1997) Amendment of Municipal Code Section 17-3-0503-D by modifying certain pedestrian retail street designations on portions of N Lincoln Ave
(Or2021-97) Issuance of permits for sign(s)/signboard(s) at 5400 W Belmont Ave
(Or2021-109) Issuance of permits for sign(s)/signboard(s) at 9 W Washington St
(Or2021-110) Issuance of permits for sign(s)/signboard(s) at 625 W Madison St
(Or2021-111) Issuance of permits for sign(s)/signboard(s) at 555 W Madison St

(Or2021-112) Issuance of permits for sign(s)/signboard(s) at 320 S Canal St -west elevation
(02021-113) Issuance of permits for sign(s)/signboard(s) at 320 S Canal St-s'outh elevation
(Or2021-89) Issuance of permits for sign(s)/signboard(s) at 2844 N Broadway
(Or2021-115) Issuance of permits for sign(s)/signboard(s) at 6250 N Sheridan Rd
(02021-2131) Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 17-3 and 17-9 by modifying Section 17-3-0304-A and adding new Section 17-9-0131 regarding general district standards for indoor and outdoor operations and use standards for outdoor walk-up service windows
This recommendation of each item was concurred in by the Committee on Committees and Rules.
Michelle Harris, Chairman Committee on Committees and Rules


Sincerely;

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


SECTION 1. Section 9-114-265 ofthe 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.
A licensee licensed under this chapter or Chapter 9-115 of this Code, or a taxi dispatcher, only as provided in Section 9-112-600(i) of this Code, may charge passengers at a higher fare rate than the regular fare rate-rates provided to the Commissioner pursuant to Section 9-115-200 and displayed on tft--the licensee's Internet-enabled application or digital platform, or, if the dispatched vehicle is a taxicab, at a rate higher rate than the rate provided in Section 9-112-600, only if such licensee or such licensee's dispatch complies with all ofthe following requirements:

the licensee or the licensee's dispatch, through the licensee's or the dispatch's Internet-enabled application or digital platform and e-mail accounts ofthe licensee's subscribers, provide public notice ofthe time period when the higher fare rate would apply; a-nd
the licensee's or the licensee's dispatch Internet-enabled application or digital platform clearly provides to a customer requesting a trip the option to obtain the total reasonable fare estimate of the trip in a range expressed in dollars and cents, in addition to any applicable rate multiplier. The on-screen prompt for the choice to decline the fare estimate shall be smaller in size than the on-screen prompt to accept that estimate. For purposes of this section, the commissioner is authorized to regulate, by rule, the permissible range of fare estimate that shall be provided pursuant to this section; an4

no fare greater by 20 percent than the fare estimate provided pursuant to subsection (a)(ii) shall be charged for the trip, unless the customer changes the destination or route from that initially requested; and
the customer requesting the ride expressly agrees to the fare estimate unless, pursuant to subsection (a)(ii), the customer has chosen to decline the estimate offered when accepting the ride on the licensee's or the licensee's dispatch Internet-enabled application or digital platform.
The commissioner is authorized to regulate, by rule, the amount of increase in fare rate from the regular fare rates f-ate-displaved in the licensee's Internet-enabled application or digital platform and the manner of fare amount calculation for providing a prearranged transportation service, provided that no rates are authorized in excess of 150% of the licensee's regular fare rate pursuant to Section 9-115-200(a). 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.
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 2. Section 9-115-200 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through, and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
9-115-200 Service charges and fare rates.

(a) Licensees may charge compensation for service based on distance travelled or time elapsed
during service, or based on distance travelled and time elapsed during service, or a flat
prearranged fare, or a suggested donation. Each licensee shall notify the Commissioner of the
regular fare rates currently in use bv the licensee for each vehicle class and type of service offered
by the licensee, and file with the Commissioner anv change in a regular fare rate prior to utilizing
anv such rate. Licensees may implement a dynamic pricing model whereby such regular fare rate
is increased based on the demand for Licensee's services and the availability of transportation
network drivers, provided that in no event may Licensees charge compensation for service in
excess of 150% of their applicable regular fare rate on file with the Commissioner. Nothing
provided in this section shall prohibit a licensee from charging a customer a cleaning fee or other
charge for additional services, and gratuity offered bv a passenger to a driver shall not be included
in the regular fare rate.

(b) Any licensee shall display the licensee's fare rates fate, including any charge or fee
associated with the fare fares, on such licensee's website and Internet-enabled application or
digital platform used by the licensee to connect drivers and passengers. In addition, any licensee
shall display a button for displaying a fare quote for any requested trip on the licensee's Internet-
enabled application or digital platform in the same size and graphics as the licensee's trip request
button.

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)
SECTION 3. Section 9-115-230 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
9-115-230 Violation - Penalty.

(a) Any licensee who violates this chapter or any rule promulgated hereunder shall be subject to a fine of not less than $500.00 and not more than $10,000.00 for each such violation. Each day that any violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense. Anv licensee who violates Section 9-115-200(a) shall be subject to (i) a fine of $100 for each fare charged in violation of Section 9-115-200 and (ii) suspension, rescission, non-renewal, or revocation of their license if the licensee violates Section 9-115-200(a) on three separate days within anv 12-month period.
(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance) SECTION 4. This ordinance shall take effect 60 days after passage and publication.

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BRENDAN REILLY Alderman, 42nd Ward