Rep. Michael J. Zalewski

Filed: 3/25/2014





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4075 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
5changing Sections 1-122.7, 1-176.1, 3-412, 8-101, 13-101, and
618c-6102 as follows:
7    (625 ILCS 5/1-122.7)
8    Sec. 1-122.7. For-profit ridesharing arrangement. The
9transportation by motor vehicle of not more than 16 persons,
10including the driver, for which a fee is charged in accordance
11with Section 6 of the Ridesharing Arrangements and Consumer
12Protection Act, or a commercial ridesharing arrangement as
13defined by the Ridesharing Arrangements and Consumer
14Protection Act.
15(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)



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1    (625 ILCS 5/1-176.1)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-176.1)
2    Sec. 1-176.1. Ridesharing arrangement. The transportation
3by motor vehicle of not more than 16 persons, including the
4driver, (1) for purposes incidental to another purpose of the
5driver, for which no fee is charged or paid except to reimburse
6the driver or owner of the vehicle for his or her operating
7expenses on a nonprofit basis or (2) when these persons are
8traveling between their homes and their places of employment,
9or places reasonably convenient thereto, for which (i) no fee
10is charged or paid except to reimburse the driver or owner of
11the vehicle for his or her operating expenses on a nonprofit
12basis or (ii) a fee is charged in accordance with the
13provisions of Section 6 of the Ridesharing Arrangements and
14Consumer Protection Act.
15(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)
16    (625 ILCS 5/3-412)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-412)
17    Sec. 3-412. Registration plates and registration stickers
18to be furnished by the Secretary of State.
19    (a) The Secretary of State upon registering a vehicle
20subject to annual registration for the first time shall issue
21or shall cause to be issued to the owner one registration plate
22for a motorcycle, trailer, semitrailer, moped or
23truck-tractor, 2 registration plates for other motor vehicles
24and, where applicable, current registration stickers for motor
25vehicles of the first division. The provisions of this Section



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1may be made applicable to such vehicles of the second division,
2as the Secretary of State may, from time to time, in his
3discretion designate. On subsequent annual registrations
4during the term of the registration plate as provided in
5Section 3-414.1, the Secretary shall issue or cause to be
6issued registration stickers as evidence of current
7registration. However, the issuance of annual registration
8stickers to vehicles registered under the provisions of
9Sections 3-402.1 and 3-405.3 of this Code may not be required
10if the Secretary deems the issuance unnecessary.
11    (b) Every registration plate shall have displayed upon it
12the registration number assigned to the vehicle for which it is
13issued, the name of this State, which may be abbreviated, the
14year number for which it was issued, which may be abbreviated,
15the phrase "Land of Lincoln" (except as otherwise provided in
16this Code), and such other letters or numbers as the Secretary
17may prescribe. However, for apportionment plates issued to
18vehicles registered under Section 3-402.1 and fleet plates
19issued to vehicles registered under Section 3-405.3, the phrase
20"Land of Lincoln" may be omitted to allow for the word
21"apportioned", the word "fleet", or other similar language to
22be displayed. Registration plates issued to a vehicle
23registered as a fleet vehicle may display a designation
24determined by the Secretary.
25    The Secretary may in his discretion prescribe that letters
26be used as prefixes only on registration plates issued to



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1vehicles of the first division which are registered under this
2Code and only as suffixes on registration plates issued to
3other vehicles. Every registration sticker issued as evidence
4of current registration shall designate the year number for
5which it is issued and such other letters or numbers as the
6Secretary may prescribe and shall be of a contrasting color
7with the registration plates and registration stickers of the
8previous year.
9    (c) Each registration plate and the required letters and
10numerals thereon, except the year number for which issued,
11shall be of sufficient size to be plainly readable from a
12distance of 100 feet during daylight, and shall be coated with
13reflectorizing material. The dimensions of the plate issued to
14vehicles of the first division shall be 6 by 12 inches.
15    (d) The Secretary of State shall issue for every passenger
16motor vehicle rented without a driver the same type of
17registration plates as the type of plates issued for a private
18passenger vehicle.
19    (e) The Secretary of State shall issue for every passenger
20car used as a taxicab, or livery, or in a commercial
21ridesharing arrangement, distinctive registration plates.
22    (f) The Secretary of State shall issue for every motorcycle
23distinctive registration plates distinguishing between
24motorcycles having 150 or more cubic centimeters piston
25displacement, or having less than 150 cubic centimeter piston



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1    (g) Registration plates issued to vehicles for-hire may
2display a designation as determined by the Secretary that such
3vehicles are for-hire, including, but not limited to, vehicles
4used as taxicabs, liveries, or in commercial ridesharing
6    (h) (Blank).
7    (i) The Secretary of State shall issue for every public and
8private ambulance registration plates identifying the vehicle
9as an ambulance. The Secretary shall forward to the Department
10of Healthcare and Family Services registration information for
11the purpose of verification of claims filed with the Department
12by ambulance owners for payment for services to public
13assistance recipients.
14    (j) The Secretary of State shall issue for every public and
15private medical carrier or rescue vehicle livery registration
16plates displaying numbers within ranges of numbers reserved
17respectively for medical carriers and rescue vehicles. The
18Secretary shall forward to the Department of Healthcare and
19Family Services registration information for the purpose of
20verification of claims filed with the Department by owners of
21medical carriers or rescue vehicles for payment for services to
22public assistance recipients.
23    (k) The Secretary of State shall issue distinctive license
24plates or distinctive license plate stickers for every vehicle
25exempted from subsections (a) and (a-5) of Section 12-503 by
26subsection (g) of that Section, and by subsection (g-5) of that



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1Section before its deletion by this amendatory Act of the 95th
2General Assembly. The Secretary shall issue these plates or
3stickers immediately upon receiving the physician's
4certification required under subsection (g) of Section 12-503.
5New plates or stickers shall also be issued when the
6certification is renewed as provided in that subsection.
7    (l) The Secretary of State shall issue distinctive
8registration plates for low-speed vehicles.
9(Source: P.A. 95-202, eff. 8-16-07; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07;
1096-554, eff. 1-1-10; 96-653, eff. 1-1-10; 96-815, eff.
1110-30-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)
12    (625 ILCS 5/8-101)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 8-101)
13    Sec. 8-101. Proof of financial responsibility - Persons who
14operate motor vehicles in transportation of passengers for
16    (a) It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to
17operate any motor vehicle along or upon any public street or
18highway in any incorporated city, town or village in this State
19for the carriage of passengers for hire, accepting and
20discharging all such persons as may offer themselves for
21transportation unless such person, firm or corporation has
22given, and there is in full force and effect and on file with
23the Secretary of State of Illinois, proof of financial
24responsibility provided in this Act.
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1firms or corporations who are in the business of providing
2transportation services for minors to or from educational or
3recreational facilities, except that this Section shall not
4apply to public utilities subject to regulation under "An Act
5concerning public utilities," approved June 29, 1921, as
6amended, or to school buses which are operated by public or
7parochial schools and are engaged solely in the transportation
8of the pupils who attend such schools.
9    (c) This Section also applies to a contract carrier
10transporting employees in the course of their employment on a
11highway of this State in a vehicle designed to carry 15 or
12fewer passengers. As part of proof of financial responsibility,
13a contract carrier transporting employees in the course of
14their employment is required to verify hit and run and
15uninsured motor vehicle coverage, as provided in Section 143a
16of the Illinois Insurance Code, and underinsured motor vehicle
17coverage, as provided in Section 143a-2 of the Illinois
18Insurance Code, in a total amount of not less than $250,000 per
20    (d) This Section shall not apply to any person
21participating in a ridesharing arrangement, a for-profit
22ridesharing arrangement other than a commercial ridesharing
23arrangement, or operating a commuter van, but only during the
24performance of activities authorized by Sections 5 and 6 of the
25Ridesharing Arrangements and Consumer Protection Act.
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1owner, then proof of financial responsibility filed hereunder
2must provide that the owner is primarily liable. In the case of
3motor vehicles used in commercial ridesharing arrangements,
4the dispatchers providing dispatch services to the driver of
5the motor vehicle must also submit proof that they will be
6additionally covered through a primary or drop down insurance
7policy that will provide coverage regardless of whether the
8driver's policy provides coverage.
9(Source: P.A. 94-319, eff. 1-1-06.)
10    (625 ILCS 5/13-101)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 13-101)
11    Sec. 13-101. Submission to safety test; Certificate of
12safety. To promote the safety of the general public, every
13owner of a second division vehicle, medical transport vehicle,
14tow truck, first division vehicle including a taxi which is
15used for a purpose that requires a school bus driver permit,
16motor vehicle used for driver education training, motor vehicle
17required to submit to safety testing under subparagraph (B) of
18paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of Section 7 of the Ridesharing
19Arrangements and Consumer Protection Act, or contract carrier
20transporting employees in the course of their employment on a
21highway of this State in a vehicle designed to carry 15 or
22fewer passengers shall, before operating the vehicle upon the
23highways of Illinois, submit it to a "safety test" and secure a
24certificate of safety furnished by the Department as set forth
25in Section 13-109. Each second division motor vehicle that



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1pulls or draws a trailer, semitrailer or pole trailer, with a
2gross weight of more than 8,000 lbs or is registered for a
3gross weight of more than 8,000 lbs, motor bus, religious
4organization bus, school bus, senior citizen transportation
5vehicle, and limousine shall be subject to inspection by the
6Department and the Department is authorized to establish rules
7and regulations for the implementation of such inspections.
8    The owners of each salvage vehicle shall submit it to a
9"safety test" and secure a certificate of safety furnished by
10the Department prior to its salvage vehicle inspection pursuant
11to Section 3-308 of this Code. In implementing and enforcing
12the provisions of this Section, the Department and other
13authorized State agencies shall do so in a manner that is not
14inconsistent with any applicable federal law or regulation so
15that no federal funding or support is jeopardized by the
16enactment or application of these provisions.
17    However, none of the provisions of Chapter 13 requiring
18safety tests or a certificate of safety shall apply to:
19        (a) farm tractors, machinery and implements, wagons,
20    wagon-trailers or like farm vehicles used primarily in
21    agricultural pursuits;
22        (b) vehicles other than school buses, tow trucks and
23    medical transport vehicles owned or operated by a municipal
24    corporation or political subdivision having a population
25    of 1,000,000 or more inhabitants and which are subject to
26    safety tests imposed by local ordinance or resolution;



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1        (c) a semitrailer or trailer having a gross weight of
2    5,000 pounds or less including vehicle weight and maximum
3    load;
4        (d) recreational vehicles;
5        (e) vehicles registered as and displaying Illinois
6    antique vehicle plates and vehicles registered as
7    expanded-use antique vehicles and displaying expanded-use
8    antique vehicle plates;
9        (f) house trailers equipped and used for living
10    quarters;
11        (g) vehicles registered as and displaying Illinois
12    permanently mounted equipment plates or similar vehicles
13    eligible therefor but registered as governmental vehicles
14    provided that if said vehicle is reclassified from a
15    permanently mounted equipment plate so as to lose the
16    exemption of not requiring a certificate of safety, such
17    vehicle must be safety tested within 30 days of the
18    reclassification;
19        (h) vehicles owned or operated by a manufacturer,
20    dealer or transporter displaying a special plate or plates
21    as described in Chapter 3 of this Code while such vehicle
22    is being delivered from the manufacturing or assembly plant
23    directly to the purchasing dealership or distributor, or
24    being temporarily road driven for quality control testing,
25    or from one dealer or distributor to another, or are being
26    moved by the most direct route from one location to another



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1    for the purpose of installing special bodies or equipment,
2    or driven for purposes of demonstration by a prospective
3    buyer with the dealer or his agent present in the cab of
4    the vehicle during the demonstration;
5        (i) pole trailers and auxiliary axles;
6        (j) special mobile equipment;
7        (k) vehicles properly registered in another State
8    pursuant to law and displaying a valid registration plate,
9    except vehicles of contract carriers transporting
10    employees in the course of their employment on a highway of
11    this State in a vehicle designed to carry 15 or fewer
12    passengers are only exempted to the extent that the safety
13    testing requirements applicable to such vehicles in the
14    state of registration are no less stringent than the safety
15    testing requirements applicable to contract carriers that
16    are lawfully registered in Illinois;
17        (l) water-well boring apparatuses or rigs;
18        (m) any vehicle which is owned and operated by the
19    federal government and externally displays evidence of
20    such ownership; and
21        (n) second division vehicles registered for a gross
22    weight of 8,000 pounds or less, except when such second
23    division motor vehicles pull or draw a trailer,
24    semi-trailer or pole trailer having a gross weight of or
25    registered for a gross weight of more than 8,000 pounds;
26    motor buses; religious organization buses; school buses;



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1    senior citizen transportation vehicles; medical transport
2    vehicles and tow trucks.
3    The safety test shall include the testing and inspection of
4brakes, lights, horns, reflectors, rear vision mirrors,
5mufflers, safety chains, windshields and windshield wipers,
6warning flags and flares, frame, axle, cab and body, or cab or
7body, wheels, steering apparatus, and other safety devices and
8appliances required by this Code and such other safety tests as
9the Department may by rule or regulation require, for second
10division vehicles, school buses, medical transport vehicles,
11tow trucks, first division vehicles including taxis which are
12used for a purpose that requires a school bus driver permit,
13motor vehicles required to submit to safety testing under
14subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of Section
157 of the Ridesharing Arrangements and Consumer Protection Act,
16motor vehicles used for driver education training, vehicles
17designed to carry 15 or fewer passengers operated by a contract
18carrier transporting employees in the course of their
19employment on a highway of this State, trailers, and
20semitrailers subject to inspection.
21    For tow trucks, the safety test and inspection shall also
22include the inspection of winch mountings, body panels, body
23mounts, wheel lift swivel points, and sling straps, and other
24tests and inspections the Department by rule requires for tow
26    For driver education vehicles used by public high schools,



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1the vehicle must also be equipped with dual control brakes, a
2mirror on each side of the vehicle so located as to reflect to
3the driver a view of the highway for a distance of at least 200
4feet to the rear, and a sign visible from the front and the
5rear identifying the vehicle as a driver education car.
6    For trucks, truck tractors, trailers, semi-trailers,
7buses, and first division vehicles including taxis which are
8used for a purpose that requires a school bus driver permit,
9the safety test shall be conducted in accordance with the
10Minimum Periodic Inspection Standards promulgated by the
11Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of
12Transportation and contained in Appendix G to Subchapter B of
13Chapter III of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
14Those standards, as now in effect, are made a part of this
15Code, in the same manner as though they were set out in full in
16this Code.
17    The passing of the safety test shall not be a bar at any
18time to prosecution for operating a second division vehicle,
19medical transport vehicle, motor vehicle used for driver
20education training, or vehicle designed to carry 15 or fewer
21passengers operated by a contract carrier as provided in this
22Section that is unsafe, as determined by the standards
23prescribed in this Code.
24(Source: P.A. 97-224, eff. 7-28-11; 97-412, eff. 1-1-12;
2597-813, eff. 7-13-12; 97-1025, eff. 1-1-13.)



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1    (625 ILCS 5/18c-6102)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-6102)
2    Sec. 18c-6102. Exemptions From Commission Jurisdiction.
3The provisions of this Sub-chapter shall not, except as
4provided in Section 18c-6501 of this Chapter, apply to:
5    (1) carriers owned by any political subdivision, school
6district, institution of higher education, or municipality,
7and operated either by such political subdivision, institution
8of higher education, or municipality or its lessee or agent;
9    (2) commuter vans as defined in this Code;
10    (3) carriers transporting passengers without fixed routes
11or schedules and charging on a time or distance basis,
12including taxicabs, charter operations, and contract bus
14    (4) carriers transporting passengers with fixed routes and
15schedules and charging on a per passenger fixed charge basis
16and which do not include an airport as a point to be served on
17the route, in whole or in part;
18    (5) transportation in vehicles with a manufacturer's rated
19seating capacity of less than 8 persons, including the driver;
20    (6) transportation subject to the Ridesharing Arrangements
21and Consumer Protection Act;
22    (7) commuter buses offering short-haul for-hire regularly
23scheduled passenger transportation service within metropolitan
24and suburban areas, over regular routes with fixed schedules,
25and utilized primarily by passengers using reduced-fare,
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1evening peak periods in travelling to and from their places of
2employment; and
3    (8) those persons owning and operating school buses, as
4defined in this Code, and regulated by other provisions of this
6(Source: P.A. 90-407, eff. 8-15-97; 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)
7    Section 10. The Ridesharing Arrangements Act is amended by
8changing Sections 1, 2, and 5 and by adding Section 7 as
10    (625 ILCS 30/1)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 901)
11    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the
12Ridesharing Arrangements and Consumer Protection Act.
13(Source: P.A. 82-656.)
14    (625 ILCS 30/2)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 902)
15    Sec. 2. (a) "Ridesharing arrangement" means the
16transportation by motor vehicle of not more than 16 persons
17(including the driver):
18    (1) for purposes incidental to another purpose of the
19driver, for which no fee is charged or paid except to reimburse
20the driver or owner of the vehicle for his operating expenses
21on a nonprofit basis; or
22    (2) when such persons are travelling between their homes
23and their places of employment, or places reasonably convenient



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1thereto, for which (i) no fee is charged or paid except to
2reimburse the driver or owner of the vehicle for his operating
3expenses on a nonprofit basis, or (ii) a fee is charged in
4accordance with the provisions of Section 6 of this Act.
5    (b) "For-profit ridesharing arrangement" means:
6        (1) a ridesharing arrangement for which a fee is
7    charged in accordance with Section 6 of this Act; or .
8        (2) a commercial ridesharing arrangement conducted in
9    accordance with Section 7 of this Act.
10    (c) "Commercial ridesharing arrangement" means a
11ridesharing arrangement in which the method of transportation
12is a vehicle owned or leased for personal use, of not more than
136 persons (including the driver), prearranged through a
14dispatcher, and for which a fee is charged, but that is not
15provided in accordance with the limitations of Section 6 of
16this Act.
17    (d) "Dispatch" means the act of facilitating a connection
18between drivers and passengers for commercial ridesharing
19arrangement using telephone, Internet, smartphone, or an
20electronic application, with or without an account set up
21between the passenger and the connecting person.
22    (e) "Dispatcher" means a person that performs a dispatch.
23(Source: P.A. 83-1091.)
24    (625 ILCS 30/5)  (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 905)
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1is a home rule unit, may:
2    (1) license or regulate ridesharing arrangements;
3    (2) impose any tax or fee upon the owner or operator of a
4motor vehicle because of its use in a ridesharing arrangement;
5    (3) prohibit or regulate the charging of fees for
6ridesharing arrangements in accordance with Section 6 of this
8    This Act is declared to be a denial and limitation of the
9powers of home rule units pursuant to paragraph (g) of Section
106 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
11    (b) A unit of local government, whether or not it is a home
12rule unit, may not license or regulate commercial ridesharing
13arrangements, commercial ridesharing dispatchers, or
14commercial ridesharing drivers in a manner that is less
15restrictive than the regulation by the State under this Act.
16This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6
17of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent
18exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised
19by the State.
20(Source: P.A. 83-1091.)
21    (625 ILCS 30/7 new)
22    Sec. 7.
23    (a) Commercial ridesharing arrangements are subject to the
24following license and registration requirements:
25        (1) No person shall participate as a driver in a



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1    commercial ridesharing arrangement without first securing
2    (i) a chauffeur's license issued by the unit of local
3    government where the vehicle used in the commercial
4    ridesharing arrangement is registered; or (ii) if the unit
5    of local government in which the vehicle used in a
6    commercial ridesharing arrangement is registered does not
7    issue chauffeur's licenses, then a chauffeur's license
8    issued by a unit of local government in which the driver
9    provides commercial ridesharing arrangements. If no unit
10    of local government in which the vehicle used in a
11    commercial ridesharing arrangement is registered or
12    operated issues chauffeur's licenses, then the driver is
13    not required to obtain a chauffeur's license.
14        (2) No person shall perform dispatches without first
15    securing a commercial ridesharing dispatcher's license
16    from the Department of Financial and Professional
17    Regulation. An applicant for a commercial ridesharing
18    dispatcher's license must submit evidence of the insurance
19    required by item (C) of paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of
20    this Section. This license must be renewed annually. The
21    fee for this license shall be set by the Department of
22    Financial and Professional Regulation. The Department of
23    Financial and Professional Regulation shall adopt rules to
24    implement this paragraph.
25        (3) No commercial ridesharing arrangement shall be
26    conducted in a vehicle that does not have distinctive



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1    registration plates issued in accordance with the
2    requirements of Section 3-412 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
3    (b)(1) All commercial ridesharing arrangements shall be
4conducted under the following standards:
5            (A) Vehicles used for commercial ridesharing
6        arrangements shall clearly indicate on the exterior of
7        the vehicle that the vehicle is used for commercial
8        ridesharing arrangements. A phone number for the
9        dispatcher shall be clearly displayed in the interior
10        of the vehicle.
11            (B) No vehicle used for commercial ridesharing
12        arrangements shall be more than 4 years from the date
13        of manufacture. Any vehicle used for commercial
14        ridesharing arrangements must pass any safety
15        inspections required by the unit of local government
16        that issued the driver's chauffeur's license for
17        vehicles used in transporting passengers for-hire. If
18        the unit of local government that issued the driver's
19        chauffeur's license does not require safety
20        inspections for vehicles used in transporting
21        passengers for-hire, or if the driver is not required
22        to have a chauffeur's license under paragraph (1) of
23        subsection (a) of this Section, then the vehicle must
24        pass an annual safety inspection under Section 13-101
25        of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
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1        insurance in accordance with Section 12-707.01 of the
2        Illinois Vehicle Code with coverage for the
3        dispatcher, the driver, and the vehicle used in the
4        commercial ridesharing arrangement. Any terms or
5        conditions in the agreement between the dispatcher and
6        driver, or between the dispatcher and passenger, that
7        would act as a waiver of the dispatcher's liability to
8        the driver, the passenger, or to the public, or as an
9        indemnification from the driver or passenger to the
10        dispatcher, are null, void, and unenforceable.
11        Dispatchers must also submit proof that they will be
12        additionally covered through a primary or drop down
13        insurance policy that will provide coverage regardless
14        of whether the driver's policy provides coverage.
15            (D) Commercial ridesharing arrangements shall be
16        arranged solely through a dispatcher. No person shall
17        solicit or accept potential passengers' requests for
18        service in a commercial ridesharing arrangement via
19        street hail, hand gestures, or verbal statements. No
20        commercial ridesharing arrangement shall pick up or
21        discharge a passenger at any airport that serves as a
22        base for commercial flights open to the general public,
23        to any convention center, or to any designated taxicab
24        stands, queues, or loading zones.
25            (E) No person participating in a commercial
26        ridesharing arrangement shall collect, and dispatchers



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1        shall not charge, any fare that is more than the
2        highest per-mile rate charged by taxicabs within the
3        unit of local government where the commercial
4        ridesharing arrangement is conducted. Voluntary
5        gratuities, which are remitted directly to the driver,
6        are not included in this provision.
7            (F) Drivers shall limit the number of hours that
8        they participate in commercial ridesharing
9        arrangements to 10 hours per 24-hour period.
10        Dispatchers shall limit the number of hours that
11        drivers are logged onto their systems to 10 hours per
12        24-hour period.
13            (G) If a unit of local government has requirements
14        for licensed chauffeurs to provide service in
15        under-served areas, drivers participating in
16        commercial ridesharing arrangements within that unit
17        of local government shall be subject to the same
18        requirements for providing service in under-served
19        areas.
20        (2) No person shall perform dispatches except as
21    follows:
22            (A) Dispatches shall be made only to drivers
23        licensed in accordance with subsection (a) of this
24        Section.
25            (B) No less than 5% of a dispatcher's drivers'
26        vehicles must be wheelchair accessible vehicles that



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1        meet all federal and State standards for
2        accessibility.
3            (C) Dispatches shall be made only to vehicles with
4        distinctive registration plates in accordance with
5        paragraph (3) of subsection (a) of this Section.
6    (c) Any person, other than a passenger, who participates in
7a commercial ridesharing arrangement in violation of this
8Section is guilty of a violation of this Section and shall be
9subject to the penalties adopted by the Department of Financial
10and Professional Regulation by administrative rule, including,
11but not limited to, fines, probation, revocation of licenses,
12and vehicle impoundment.
13    (d) Any person whose property or person is injured or in
14danger of injury due to an actual or imminent violation of this
15Section may file suit in the circuit court having jurisdiction
16to recover any remedy permitted by law, including damages and
17injunctive relief.
18    (e) The Department of Financial and Professional
19Regulation shall adopt rules to implement this Section.
20    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
21becoming law.".