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Connecticut Laws | Title 13b Transportation
CHAPTER 244b* MOTOR VEHICLES IN LIVERY SERVICE
Sec. 13b-103. (Formerly Sec. 16-326). Permits. Display of permit. Penalty.

(d) The owner or operator of each motor vehicle in livery service shall display in such vehicle such permit or a memorandum thereof. (1000)

(e) Any person who holds him or herself out to be the operator of a motor vehicle in livery service who has not received a permit under this section or with the intent to injure or defraud another shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor. (1001)

Sec. 13b-104. (Formerly Sec. 16-326a). Temporary authority. (1002)(Text)

The Department of Transportation may, without hearing, issue to an applicant for authority to operate a motor vehicle in livery service temporary authority to operate such service, pending hearing upon his application and disposition thereof by the department, but such temporary authority shall not extend over a period of more than one hundred eighty days. (1003)

Sec. 13b-105. (Formerly Sec. 16-326b). Livery service for handicapped and elderly persons. (1004)(Text)

The Department of Transportation may, with or without hearing, issue temporary and permanent livery permits to applicants for the express purpose of providing reasonable livery service to handicapped persons and elderly persons on regular or irregular routes where the department finds no existing service or that the existing service is not adequate to properly serve the special needs of elderly persons and handicapped persons. Temporary authority shall not extend over a period of more than sixty days. In determining the special needs of the handicapped and elderly the department may take into consideration the convenience and the physical and mental frailties of, and the care, safety and protection necessary for the best interest of, the handicapped and elderly and the general public. No applicant shall be issued a temporary or permanent permit unless such applicant's motor vehicle meets the requirements of subsection (e) of section 14-100a. Applicants who were issued a temporary or permanent permit prior to October 1, 2007, shall comply with the requirements of subsection (e) of section 14-100a not later than October 1, 2007. (1005)

Sec. 13b-106. (Formerly Sec. 16-327). Registration; display of registration; lights; license. (1006)(Text)

Upon the issuance of a permit as provided in section 13b-103 or 13b-105, the holder of such permit may apply to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles for the registration of any motor vehicle of which such holder is the owner or lessee, to be used as specified in such permit, any provision of section 14-12 to the contrary notwithstanding. The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall have jurisdiction over such registration, the exterior lighting equipment of such motor vehicle and the licensing of its operator. An operator of a motor vehicle which has a capacity of less than ten adults shall conspicuously display the assigned livery registration while the motor vehicle is operating in livery service. Said commissioner may suspend such registration and the license of such operator for the violation of any provision of this chapter or any order or regulation prescribed or established under such provision, for such term as the commissioner deems advisable. (1007)

Sec. 13b-107. (Formerly Sec. 16-328). Carrying passengers for hire in private vehicles. (1008)(Text)

(a) Any person, while operating a passenger motor vehicle registered in this state between his place of residence and his place of employment, may carry for reasonable compensation not more than five other persons regularly employed in the locality of such person's place of employment without obtaining a livery license or a permit from the Department of Transportation. (1009)

(b) Any corporation or employee of such corporation may operate one or more vanpool vehicles each having a seating capacity of not more than fifteen passengers for the purpose of transporting persons to and from their place of employment without obtaining a livery license or permit from the Department of Transportation. (1010)

Sec. 13b-108. (Formerly Sec. 16-329). Penalty. Injunction. (1011)(Text)

(a) Any person or any officer of any association, limited liability company or corporation who violates any provision of sections 13b-101 to 13b-107, inclusive, or any order or regulation adopted, prescribed or established under any such provision shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars for the first offense and for a second offense shall be fined two thousand dollars and may be enjoined from further operation or maintenance of a livery business pursuant to subsection (b) of this section. (1012)

(b) Any person or any officer of any association, limited liability company or corporation who violates section 13b-103 may be enjoined from further operation or maintenance of any livery business by order of the Superior Court. The Commissioner of Transportation shall bring any application for an injunction to the judicial district in which the principal place of business of any such person, association, limited liability company or corporation is located. The court upon a finding of a violation of section 13b-103 may issue an injunction and make such orders for the discontinuance of such business as it deems equitable. (1013)

Sec. 13b-108a. Reciprocal agreements. (1014)(Text)

(a) The Commissioner of Transportation may enter into reciprocal agreements or plans on behalf of the state of Connecticut with the appropriate authorities of any state of the United States, or any political subdivision thereof, or the District of Columbia, granting reciprocity to motor vehicles in livery services, as defined in section 13b-101. Any such reciprocal agreement or plan may include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) Full reciprocity in accordance with such agreement or plan for livery services not based in Connecticut in exchange for equivalent reciprocity for Connecticut-based livery services; (2) reciprocal exchange of audits of records of the owners of livery services by the states participating in any such agreement or plan; (3) any other matters which would facilitate the administration of such agreement or plan, including exchange of information for audits, enforcement activities and collection and disbursement of proportional registration fees for other jurisdictions in the case of Connecticut-based livery services. (1015)

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