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.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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.