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Bill BL2019-1490

An ordinance to require certain for-hire drivers regulated by the Metropolitan Transportation Licensing Commission to undergo hospitality training.

WHEREAS, taxicab drivers operating in Nashville and Davidson County are subject to hospitality training requirements, pursuant to Section 6.72.165 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws; and

WHEREAS, because of the proliferation of other for-hire conveyances -- including horse drawn carriages, pedicabs, pedal carriages, limousines, and various other low speed vehicles and passenger vehicles for hire -- each of which service visiting tourists and the general public, the hospitality training required of taxicab drivers should likewise be extended to all for-hire drivers regulated by the Metropolitan Transportation Licensing Commission.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. That Chapter 6.73 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws be amended by adding the following new section:

6.73.175 – Hospitality training program—Participation required.

  1. Beginning July 1, 2019, every newly licensed LSV driver shall have attended an approved hospitality program prior to receiving a driver’s permit.
  2. Beginning July 1, 2019, every previously licensed LSV driver shall attend an approved hospitality training course or refresher course prior to applying for or renewal of a driver’s permit each year. This course shall include updated information on any new MTLC regulations and safety requirements.

Section 2. That Chapter 6.74 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws be amended by adding the following new section:

6.74.165 – Hospitality training program—Participation required.

  1. Beginning July 1, 2019, every newly licensed passenger vehicle for hire driver shall have attended an approved hospitality program prior to receiving a driver’s permit.
  2. Beginning July 1, 2019, every previously licensed passenger vehicle for hire driver shall attend an approved hospitality training course or refresher course prior to applying for or renewal of a driver’s permit each year. This course shall include updated information on any new MTLC regulations and safety requirements.

Section 3. That Chapter 6.75 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws be amended by adding the following new section:

6.75.185 – Hospitality training program—Participation required.

  1. Beginning July 1, 2019, every newly licensed driver shall have attended an approved hospitality program prior to receiving a pedicab driver’s permit.
  2. Beginning July 1, 2019, every previously licensed driver shall attend an approved hospitality training course or refresher course prior to applying for or renewal of a pedicab driver’s permit each year. This course shall include updated information on any new MTLC regulations and safety requirements.

Section 4. That Chapter 12.54 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws be amended by adding the following new section:

12.54.175 – Hospitality training program–Participation required.

  1. Beginning July 1, 2019, every newly licensed horse-drawn carriage driver shall have attended an approved hospitality program prior to receiving a driver’s permit.
  2. Beginning July 1, 2019, every previously licensed horse-drawn carriage driver shall attend an approved hospitality training course or refresher course prior to applying for or renewal of a driver’s permit each year. This course shall include updated information on any new MTLC regulations and safety requirements.

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect from and after its final passage, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Jeremy Elrod, Freddie O'Connell

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Legislative History

IntroducedFebruary 5, 2019

Passed First ReadingFebruary 5, 2019

Referred toTraffic, Parking, and Transportation Committee

Passed Second ReadingFebruary 19, 2019 - Roll Call Vote

Passed Third ReadingMarch 5, 2019

ApprovedMarch 6, 2019

ByMayor Briley's signature

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Last Modified: 03/08/2019 12:39 PM