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Public Act 095-0598




Public Act 095-0598
HB3412 Enrolled LRB095 09759 DRH 31943 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Taxi
Safety Act of 2007.
    Section 5. Requirements for the operation of taxicabs.
    (a) The taxi driver's picture, the taxi driver's license or
registration number, and the taxicab medallion number or an
exterior identification number must be posted in a visible
location in each cab.
    (b) There must be posted in a visible location in each
taxicab a telephone number for a passenger to call if the taxi
driver is operating the taxicab in a reckless manner.
    (c) If a taxi driver collides with a pedestrian while
operating a taxicab, resulting in bodily injury, then any
responding law enforcement officers must test the taxi driver
for drug and alcohol use.
    Section 20. Home rule. A home rule unit may not regulate
the operation of taxicabs in a manner that is less restrictive
than the regulation by the State of the operation of taxicabs
under this Act. This Section is a limitation under subsection
(i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on
the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and
functions exercised by the State.

Effective Date: 6/1/2008