Draft Taxi By-law - Region of Waterloo

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(DRAFT VERSION: JULY, 2015) BY-LAW NUMBER 15-

OF

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF WATERLOO

A By-law to Licence, Regulate and Govern Brokers, Owners and Drivers of Taxi-Cabs within The Regional Municipality of Waterloo

WHEREAS the Council of The Regional Municipality of Waterloo is authorized by section 11 of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, as amended, to pass by-laws for the licensing, regulating and governing of brokers, owners and drivers of taxi-cabs; AND WHEREAS the Council of The Regional Municipality of Waterloo deems that taxi-cabs include vehicles used to carry persons for hire; NOW THEREFORE, the Council of The Regional Municipality of Waterloo enacts as follows:

DEFINITIONS

1.

In this By-law:

(1)

"Accessible Taxi-cab" means a Meter Taxi-cab which has been built or modified in a manner that allows the conveyance of one (1) or more Passengers confined to Wheelchairs;

(2)

"Accessible Taxi-cab Service" means the use of an Accessible Taxi-cab for the conveyance of one (1) or more Passengers confined to Wheelchairs in exchange for

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a fee or other consideration that is commenced and concluded within the boundaries of the Region;

(3)

"Auxiliary Taxi-cab" means a Motor Vehicle Meter that has a seating capacity for six (6) or less individuals, exclusive of the driver, but does not include a Motor Vehicle that is a Meter Taxi-cab or is licensed under the Public Vehicles Act to operate within the Region;

(4)

"Auxiliary Taxi-cab Broker" means a person who accepts a request by telephone, internet or other means for and dispatches an Auxiliary Taxi-cab Service where the Auxiliary Taxi-cab is owned by someone other than that person, his or her immediate family or the person’s employer;

(5)

“Auxiliary Taxi-cab Broker Licence" means the Auxiliary Taxi-cab Broker Licence as issued by the Clerk under this By-law;

(6)

“Auxiliary Taxi-cab Driver Licence" means the Auxiliary Taxi-cab Driver Licence as issued by the Clerk under this By-law;

(7)

"Auxiliary Taxi-cab Owner Licence" means the Auxiliary Taxi-cab Owner Licence as issued by the Clerk under this By-law;

(8)

"Auxiliary Taxi-cab Service" means the use of an Auxiliary Taxi-cab for the conveyance of one (1) or more Passengers for a fee or other consideration that is commenced and concluded within the boundaries of the Region but does not include a conveyance where the Auxiliary Taxi-cab is: (i)

providing an ambulance service wherein a person is being conveyed to a hospital or other medical facility as a result of illness or injury;

(ii)

providing a funeral service wherein a person or persons are conveyed for the purposes of a funeral procession; or

(iii)

owned by one of the individuals being conveyed for a fee or other consideration.

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(9)

"Auxiliary Taxi-cab Vehicle Licence" means the Auxiliary Taxi-cab Vehicle Licence as issued by the Clerk under this By-law;

(10)

"Clerk" means the Clerk of the Region, or his or her designate;

(11)

“Controlled Drugs and Substances Act” means the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, S.C. 1996, c. 19, as amended, or any successor legislation;

(12)

"Council" means the Council of the Region;

(13)

“Criminal Code” means the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. 46, as amended, or any successor legislation;

(14)

"Driver" means the individual who has care and control of a Motor Vehicle;

(15)

“Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015” means the Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015, S.O. 2015, c. 7, Schedule 3, or any successor le