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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 8.98 Taxicabs and Service Cars Part VIII

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Chapter 8.98
Taxicabs and Service Cars
PART VIII DIRECTOR OF STREETS - TAXICAB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Sections:

8.98.473 Stand designations.
8.98.479 Records of drivers.
8.98.485 Suspension and revocation--Causes.
8.98.491 Suspension and revocation--Hearing.
8.98.497 Appeal--Notice--Hearing.
8.98.503 Appeal--Board of public service powers.
8.98.516 Notification.
8.98.530 Additional rules and regulations.
8.98.536 Violation--Penalty.

8.98.473 Stand designations.

The director of streets is authorized and required to establish bus stops, taxicab stands and stands for other vehicles for hire on public streets in places and in number as he shall determine to be of the greatest benefit and convenience to the public. Every bus stop, taxicab stand or hackney stand shall be designated by appropriate signs.
(Ord. 58795 9 (part), 1983.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8304

8.98.479 Records of drivers.

The director of streets shall keep or cause to be kept a record of each registered driver, of all renewals, suspensions or revocations of licenses, which record shall be kept with the certificate of convenience and necessity. A record shall be kept of each person owning or operating a vehicle license under this chapter, with the license number and description of the vehicle, and the dates of inspection thereof. These records shall be open to inspection by the public and shall be public records, extracts of which may be certified for use as evidence by the director of streets, or by one of his deputies.
(Ord. 58795 9 (part), 1983.)

8.98.485 Suspension and revocation--Causes.

The director of streets shall suspend or revoke the registration and taxicab operator's license of a taxicab driver after a public hearing is conducted by the director of streets, upon finding that:

A. There is a misrepresentation, omission, or fraudulent or false statement in the taxicab driver's sworn statement, or

B. The taxicab driver has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude on or subsequent to the date of issuance of current taxicab driver's license; or

C. The taxicab driver has been convicted of violating any state or municipal law, statute or ordinance by driving a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor or narcotic drug subsequent to the date of issuance of the current taxicab driver's license; or

D. The taxicab driver has been convicted of violating any state or municipal law, statute or ordinance by leaving the scene of an accident knowing that any injury has been caused to a person or damage has been caused to property, without stopping and giving his name and residence, including city and street address, to the injured party, or to a police officer, or to other persons as required by law, subsequent to the date of issuance of the current taxicab driver's license; or

E. The taxicab driver is physically unqualified to operate a motor vehicle; or

F. The taxicab driver has changed address and failed to notify the director of streets; or

G. The taxicab driver has failed to answer any taxicab or traffic violation summons as indicated by the records of the clerk of the city courts.
(Ord. 58795 9 (part), 1983.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8555, 8575, 8586, 9342

8.98.491 Suspension and revocation--Hearing.

The director of streets shall serve written notice of the hearing to suspend or revoke a taxicab driver's registration by mailing the notice by registered mail to the operator's address as indicated on the operator's current registration, at least fourteen days before the hearing. The notice shall also set forth the reason or reasons for the suspension or revocation of the operator's registration.
(Ord. 58795 9 (part), 1983.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8555, 8575, 8586, 9342

8.98.497 Appeal--Notice--Hearing.

Any person applying to be registered as a taxicab driver, or any taxicab operator aggrieved by the decision of the director of streets made pursuant to the provisions of this chapter may appeal the decision to the board of public service by filing a notice of appeal on the form supplied by the board within fifteen days of the rendition of the decision by the director of streets. The board of public service shall, within a reasonable time thereafter, conduct a public hearing on the appeal and shall notify the appellant of the date, time and place of the hearing personally or by registered mail at the address indicated on the notice of the appeal.
(Ord. 58795 9 (part), 1983.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8586, 9342, 9591, 9612, 9621

8.98.503 Appeal--Board of public service powers.

The board of public service, after a duly authorized hearing, may affirm, reverse or modify the decision of the director of streets and to that end shall possess all the powers invested in the director of streets by this chapter.
(Ord. 58795 9 (part), 1983.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8586, 9342, 9591, 9612, 9621

8.98.516 Notification.

Whenever a taxicab driver's registration has been suspended or revoked, the director of streets or the board of public service shall so notify the police department. It shall be unlawful for any taxicab or service car driver whose registration and taxicab operator's license has been suspended or revoked, as provided, to drive a taxicab or service car.
(Ord. 58795 9 (part), 1983.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8586, 9342, 9591, 9612, 9621

8.98.530 Additional rules and regulations.

The director of streets is authorized and empowered to establish additional rules and regulations, not inconsistent with this chapter, as may be reasonable and necessary to carry out and enforce its provisions.
(Ord. 58795 9 (part), 1983.)

8.98.536 Violation--Penalty.

Any person, firm, or corporation, who violates or who fails to comply with, or who permits or causes any person in his employ to violate or fail to comply with any of the provisions of Sections 8.98.005 through 8.98.705 unless otherwise specified, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars or not more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both fine and imprisonment.
(Ord. 58795 11, 1983.)

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