Starting upon the effective date of this chapter, the following tiered lease structure with stated lease rate caps applies:
|Tier||Vehicle MPG||12 Hour Daily Maximum Lease Rate||12 Hour Weekly Maximum Lease Rate||24 Hour Daily Maximum Lease Rate||24 Hour Weekly Maximum Lease Rate|
|1||Greater than or equal to ( ≥ ) 36 mpg or greater than or equal to ( ≥ ) 21 mpg natural gas vehicle||$74 per 12 hour shift||$518 total for seven consecutive 12 hour shifts||$101 per 24 hour shift||$707 total for seven consecutive 24 hour shifts|
|2||Between 25 to 35 mpg or less than or equal to ( ≤ ) 20 mpg natural gas vehicle||$69 per 12 hour shift||$483 total for seven consecutive 12 hour shifts||$93 per 24 hour shift||$651 total for seven consecutive 24 hour shifts|
|3||Less than or equal to ( ≤ ) 24 mpg||$59 per 12 hour shift||$413 total for seven consecutive 12 hour shifts||$85 per 24 hour shift||$595 total for seven consecutive 24 hour shifts|
|1. All miles per gallon (mpg) are based upon the “combined” city and highway mile estimates as published by the United States Department of Energy/United States Environmental Protection Agency (www.fueleconomy.gov) for the specific make, model, and year vehicle. Where the www.fueleconomy.gov website does not publish the “combined” vehicles estimated mpg, the calculation used will be the published city + highway estimates divided by 2.|
|2. “Weekly Lease” is the corresponding 12-hour or 24-hour shift rate multiplied by 7 days.|
|3. “Natural Gas” vehicles are those vehicles which use compressed natural gas or liquid natural gas as their primary fuel.|
|4. The above listed maximum lease rate or “cap” is the maximum lease rate that licensees are allowed to charge lease chauffeurs; however, a lease rate may be negotiated and contracted lower than the maximum listed “cap”.|
|5. Where the vehicle fuel or engine type is not specifically mentioned it means that all other types of vehicles including internal combustion engine (ICE) and hybrid (ICE + electric) vehicles are referenced.|
|6. The commissioner will categorize each motor vehicle approved by the commissioner for operation as a licensed taxicab into one of the above three (3) tiers in order to clarify the allowable maximum lease rate “caps” for that approved vehicle. The commissioner will revise and post the “Approved Vehicle List” with lease tiers on the department’s website.|
|7. The above-listed maximum lease rates include all charges, including taxes and insurance. Licensees shall not charge any extras or surcharges above the listed maximum lease rates unless such charges are permitted pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated under this chapter.|
|8. Licensees are responsible to ensure and to pay for needed vehicle repairs and maintenance to ensure the safety of the public chauffeur and the public.|
A lessor of a taxicab shall provide a lessee of a taxicab with an accurate and dated receipt detailing the charges for the lease of a taxicab. Any lessor who violates this section shall be fined as provided in section9-112-630" destination-id="JD_9-112-630">9-112-630 of this Code.
The commissioner by rule may assert additional lease restrictions and terms.
(Added Coun. J. 1-18-12, p. 19118, § 1)