Florida Senate - 2012 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1452 Barcode 101786 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: WD . 02/03/2012 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Transportation (Garcia) recommended the following: 1 Senate Substitute for Amendment (516378) (with title 2 amendment) 3 4 Delete everything after the enacting clause 5 and insert: 6 Section 1. Paragraph (n) of subsection (1) of section 7 125.01, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 8 125.01 Powers and duties.— 9 (1) The legislative and governing body of a county shall 10 have the power to carry on county government. To the extent not 11 inconsistent with general or special law, this power includes, 12 but is not restricted to, the power to: 13 (n) Except as provided in s. 125.01035, license and 14 regulate taxis, jitneys, limousines for hire, rental cars, and 15 other passenger vehicles for hire that operate in the 16 unincorporated areas of the county; except that any 17 constitutional charter county as defined in s. 125.011(1) shall 18 on July 1, 1988, have been authorized to have issued a number of 19 permits to operate taxis which is no less than the ratio of one 20 permit for each 1,000 residents of said county, and any such new 21 permits issued after June 4, 1988, shall be issued by lottery 22 among individuals with such experience as a taxi driver as the 23 county may determine. 24 Section 2. Section 125.01035, Florida Statutes, is created 25 to read: 26 125.01035 Passenger vehicles for hire; accepted methods of 27 payment for passenger fares.— 28 (1) As used in this section, the term “payment card” means 29 a credit card, charge card, debit card, or any other card that 30 is issued to an authorized card user and that allows the user to 31 obtain, purchase, or receive goods, services, money, or anything 32 else of value from a merchant. 33 (2) A county may not prohibit the payment of passenger 34 fares for a taxicab, limousine, jitney, or other passenger 35 vehicle for hire by cash, check, or similar method of payment. 36 Section 3. Section 166.0433, Florida Statutes, is created 37 to read: 38 166.0433 Passenger vehicles for hire; accepted methods of 39 payment for passenger fares.— 40 (1) As used in this section, the term “payment card” means 41 a credit card, charge card, debit card, or any other card that 42 is issued to an authorized card user and that allows the user to 43 obtain, purchase, or receive goods, services, money, or anything 44 else of value from a merchant. 45 (2) A municipality may not prohibit the payment of 46 passenger fares for a taxicab, limousine, jitney, or other 47 passenger vehicle for hire by cash, check, or similar method of 48 payment. 49 Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012. 50 51 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 52 And the title is amended as follows: 53 Delete everything before the enacting clause 54 and insert: 55 A bill to be entitled 56 An act relating to passenger vehicles for hire; 57 amending s. 125.01, F.S.; conforming provisions to 58 changes made by the act; creating ss. 125.01035 and 59 166.0433, F.S.; defining the term “payment card” for 60 purposes of the act; prohibiting counties and 61 municipalities from imposing certain restrictions on 62 the accepted methods of payment of passenger fares for 63 certain passenger vehicles for hire; prohibiting 64 counties and municipalities from requiring the payment 65 of passenger fares for such passenger vehicles for 66 hire through use of a payment card; providing an 67 effective date.