Florida Senate - 2016 SB 1020 By Senator Braynon 36-01653-16 20161020__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to taxis; amending s. 125.01, F.S.; 3 authorizing certain counties to establish maximum 4 rates that a permitholder may charge a taxi driver to 5 operate a taxi under the permit; providing an 6 effective date. 7 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 10 Section 1. Paragraph (n) of subsection (1) of section 11 125.01, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 12 125.01 Powers and duties.— 13 (1) The legislative and governing body of a county shall 14 have the power to carry on county government. To the extent not 15 inconsistent with general or special law, this power includes, 16 but is not restricted to, the power to: 17 (n) License and regulate taxis, jitneys, limousines for 18 hire, rental cars, and other passenger vehicles for hire that 19 operate in the unincorporated areas of the county; except that 20 any constitutional charter county as defined in s. 125.011(1) 21 shall on July 1, 1988, have been authorized to have issued a 22 number of permits to operate taxis which is no less than the 23 ratio of one permit for each 1,000 residents of said county, and 24 any such new permits issued after June 4, 1988, shall be issued 25 by lottery among individuals with such experience as a taxi 26 driver as the county may determine. Notwithstanding s. 125.0103 27 or any other provision of law, a county with a population of 1 28 million or more may establish maximum rates that a permitholder 29 may charge a taxi driver to operate a taxi under the permit. 30 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.