HB18-1320 - Deregulation Of Large-market Taxicab Service

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning a reduction in regulation of large-market taxicab service from regulation as a common carrier to regulation as a motor carrier of passengers.

The bill reduces the regulation of taxicab service provided in large metropolitan areas by changing taxicab service provided in such areas from common carrier status to motor carrier status.

Section 4 of the bill defines a large-market taxicab service as indiscriminate passenger transportation for compensation in a taxicab on a call-and-demand basis, within and between points in the counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, and Weld, and between those points and all points within the state of Colorado, with the first passenger in the taxicab having exclusive use of the taxicab unless the passenger agrees to multiple loadings.

Section 9 requires that, on or after January 1, 2019, a person obtain a permit from the public utilities commission to operate a large-market taxicab service. To obtain a permit, a motor carrier providing large-market taxicab service must have at least 25 vehicles in its fleet at all times; except that a motor carrier providing large-market taxicab service in El Paso, Larimer, or Weld county need only have 10 vehicles in its fleet at all times. The commission shall determine by rule the maximum rate that may be charged for large-market taxicab service in each county in which large-market taxicab service is authorized. Section 9 also requires permittees to file with the commission a rate schedule and does not limit the number or frequency of updated rate schedules that a permittee may file. Unless a rate schedule exceeds the maximum rate established by the commission by rule, the commission is not authorized to reject a rate schedule filed in the form and manner required by the commission.

Sections 1 through 3, 5 through 8, and 10 make conforming amendments.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Senate Committees

Latest update: June 1, 2018
06/01/2018 - Governor Signed
05/18/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/18/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/17/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/04/2018 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/03/2018 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
05/03/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2018 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/01/2018 - Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/24/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
04/24/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/23/2018 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/18/2018 - House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/23/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy