CHAPTER 287

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 566

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 23. TITLE 30 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES AND FEES FOR TAXICAB OPERATORS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Three-fifths of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend paragraph (71) Section 2301(a), Part III, Chapter 23. Title 30 of the Delaware Code by adding a new sentence immediately after the end of the sentence which ends with the words "general public." to read as follows:

"A public carrier holding a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity issued by the Delaware Transportation Authority of the Department of Transportation authorizing it to operate a taxicab business, which actually operates such taxicab business through the leasing of its taxicab vehicles to independent contractor lessee drivers, shall be construed to be a 'person' under this paragraph (71)' engaged in the business of the operation of motor vehicles in transporting persons for hire In the accommodation of the general public' and shall pay the above provided annual fees for its taxicab motor vehicles which are subject to such leasing for the year involved, and none of the Independent contractor lessee drivers of such vehicles shall be construed to be a 'person engaged in the business of the operation of motor vehicles in transporting persons for hire in the accommodation of the general public' within the meaning of this paragraph (71)."

Approved June 28, 1984.