ORDINANCE NO. BL2004-351
An ordinance amending Chapter 6.72 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to provide for a taxicab passenger’s Bill of Rights.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. Chapter 6.72 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws be and the same is hereby amended by adding the following new section 6.72.435:
“6.72.435. Taxicab passenger’s
bill of rights.
A. All taxicab passengers within the area of the Metropolitan Government shall have the following rights:
1. A professional driver who is licensed and knowledgeable about major routes, destinations, and attractions in Nashville and Davidson County;
2. A driver who knows and obeys all traffic laws and ordinances related to taxicabs;
3. A driver who speaks and understands English and is courteous providing passenger assistance as well as a safe ride;
4. A quality taxicab that is mechanically free of problems and is clean both in the passenger areas as well as the trunk area;
5. Smoke and incense-free air while in the taxicab;
6. A silent trip without the driver engaging in personal wireless telephone calls;
7. Air conditioning and heat upon request;
8. Direct the destination and the route to be traveled;
9. Refuse to tip; and
10. A receipt upon request.
B. Effective December 1, 2004, the information including in subsection A. shall be posted in each taxicab in plain view of all passengers, and shall include the telephone number of the transportation licensing commission.”
Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect from and after its enactment, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Adam Dread, Michael Kerstetter
Amendment No. 1
Ordinance No. BL2004-351
I move to amend Ordinance No. BL2004-351 by amending Section 1 by adding the phrase “The Right to” before the phrase “refuse to tip”, wherein it appears in subsection A.9. of the new Code section 6.72.435.
Sponsored by: Adam Dread
|Introduced:||September 7, 2004|
|Passed First Reading:||September 7, 2004|
|Referred to:||Public Safety Committee|
|Amended:||September 21, 2004|
|Passed Second Reading:||September 21, 2004|
|Passed Third Reading:||October 5, 2004 - Roll Call Vote|
|Approved:||October 20, 2004|