CHAPTER 171

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 227

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 2, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF PUBLIC CARRIERS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :

Section 1. Amend Title 2, Chapter 18, § 1802(p), by deleting the “.” at the end of the sentence and adding the words “for limousines and charter buses.”, and by adding a new sentence to read as follows:

“Taxicabs shall be covered in the minimum amounts of $25,000 per person per accident for personal injury or death, and $10,000 per accident for property damage. Every vehicle issued a taxicab medallion shall be covered in these amounts at all times until the vehicle is either replaced or the medallion is surrendered or sold.”.

Section 2. Amend Title 2, Chapter 18, by adding a new “Section 1802C” to read as follows:

Ҥ 1802C. Taxicab Medallion and Limousine Certification Task Force.

(a) The 142nd General Assembly of the State of Delaware directs the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) to create a Task Force to study taxi medallion issues and Limousine certification issues and to submit a report to the General Assembly by January 15, 2004. The Task Force staffing shall be provided by the House of Representatives and shall consist of the following members:

(1) the Chair of the House Transportation Committee who will serve as chair ;

(2) Two (2) taxi cab owners/operators, one (1) appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and one (1) appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and two (2) limousine owners/operators, one (1) appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and one (1) appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate;

(3) one (1) member of the House of Representatives to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and one (1) member of the Senate to be appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate;

(4) two (2) members of the public, one (1) to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and one (1) to be appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate;

(5) The Secretary of DelDOT, or his designee; and

(6) Three (3) members appointed by the Secretary of DelDOT.

(b) The 142nd General Assembly of the State of Delaware directs DelDOT to cap the number of taxi medallions and limousine certifications at the amount in existence at the time this legislation is passed. No new medallions or limousine certificates shall be issued on or before June 30, 2004.”.

Approved July 15, 2003