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Legislation #: 110795 Introduction Date: 10/6/2011
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON
Title: Amending Chapter 76, Code of Ordinances, by repealing and reenacting Section 76-215 display of required information within the vehicle, and Section 76-216 wireless credit card readers required, to make it mandatory that all taxicab drivers accept credit and/or debit cards as a form of payment.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
10/6/2011 Filed by the Clerk's office
10/6/2011 Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
10/13/2011 Do Pass as a Committee Substitute
10/13/2011 Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted
10/20/2011 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 110795

 

Amending Chapter 76, Code of Ordinances, by repealing and reenacting Section 76-215 display of required information within the vehicle, and Section 76-216 wireless credit card readers required, to make it mandatory that all taxicab drivers accept credit and/or debit cards as a form of payment.

WHEREAS, there has generally been an increase in the use of credit and debit cards with the general population as they are quickly becoming the preferred method of payment; and

WHEREAS, all taxicab vehicles that are permitted to operate in the city of Kansas City, Missouri must have credit card readers installed in their vehicles before they are allowed to operate in the city; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Section 76-215, Display of required information within the vehicle, is hereby repealed and a new section of like number and subject matter enacted in lieu thereof, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 76-215. Display of required information within the vehicle.

 

The required information to be displayed within the taxicab in full view of all passengers shall include the following:

 

(1) The taxicab fleet number;

 

(2) The driver’s certificate;

 

(3) The rate card;

 

(4) The availability of a receipt;

 

(5) Any notice required to refuse to accept a personal check

or to provide more than $10.00 in change;

 

(6) A Bill of Rights which shall be issued by the director.

 

Section 2. That Section 76-216, Wireless credit card readers required, is hereby repealed and a new section of like number and subject matter enacted in lieu thereof, to read as follows:

 


Sec 76-216 Wireless credit card readers required.

 

Holders of taxicab permits issued under this article are required to equip each permitted taxicab vehicle with a wireless credit card reader by December 31, 2008. After December 31, 2008, each holder of a taxicab permit must require the driver of the taxicab to use the credit card reader when processing credit card transactions. A taxicab driver shall not refuse to accept a valid credit and/or debit cards.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Kathy Adams

Assistant City Attorney