California Government Code Section 53075.51

CA Govt Code § 53075.51 (2017)  

(a) Any city or county, regardless of whether a taxicab company or driver is substantially located within its jurisdiction as defined in Section 53075.5, may adopt, by ordinance, operating requirements for taxicab companies and taxicab drivers that do not relate to permitting or business licensing, including, but not limited to, all of the following:

(1) Limits on the number of taxicab service providers that may use taxi stand areas or pickup street hails within that city’s or county’s jurisdiction. If a city or county chooses to limit the number of taxis that use the stand areas or pick up street hails, the city or county shall identify those vehicles with a window sticker and shall not establish additional requirements or costs to the taxis beyond that authorized by Section 53075.5 or this section.

(2) Requirements on a taxicab service provider to provide services in a manner that provides equal accessibility for all populations within a jurisdiction.

(3) Other public health, safety, or welfare ordinances relating to taxicabs.

(b) Compliance with requirements adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall not be a condition for issuance of a permit.

(c) A city or county may administratively impose civil liability for violation of ordinances adopted pursuant to this section. The minimum fine for violation of ordinances relative to this section shall be one hundred dollars ($100) and shall not exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). Civil liability imposed pursuant to this section shall be paid to the city or county where the violation occurred and expended solely for the purposes of this chapter.

(d) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2019.

(Added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 753, Sec. 4. (AB 1069) Effective January 1, 2018. Section operative January 1, 2019, by its own provisions.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018