[HISTORY: Adopted as indicated in text (Ch. 147 of the 1990 Code of Public Local Laws). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[1969, ch. 272, § 1; 1970 Code, Sec. 22-1]
The term "taxicabs" as used in this chapter shall embrace any motor vehicle for hire designed to carry seven persons or less, including the driver, operated upon any public street or highway in Cecil County, or, on call or demand, accepting or soliciting passengers indiscriminately for transportation for hire between points along public streets or highways in Cecil County as directed by the passenger or passengers being transported; but nothing in this chapter shall be construed to include as a taxicab a motor vehicle operated, with the approval of the Public Service Commission of Maryland, on fixed routes and schedules.
[1969, ch. 272, § 1; 1970 Code, Sec. 22-2; 1988, ch. 227, § 2]
In order to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Cecil County and other persons who may use taxicab facilities therein, the Cecil County Council may enact, amend, and repeal ordinances prescribing reasonable rates of fare, fixing requirements for the ownership and operation of taxicabs in the County and providing for inspection and licensing of taxicabs, their owners and operators. The regulation herein provided for the taxicab industry for Cecil County shall be in addition to any regulation by the Motor Vehicle Administration or the Public Service Commission of Maryland.
Any person, firm, or corporation subject to this chapter who or which is dissatisfied with any ordinance of Cecil County, enacted pursuant to the authority herein conferred, may commence an action in the Circuit Court of Cecil County against the County to vacate and set aside the ordinance on the ground that the regulation, practice, act, or service established by the ordinance is unreasonable or unlawful. The decision of the Circuit Court shall be appealable to the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland by either party, provided the appeal is entered within 20 days after the judgment of the Circuit Court is rendered.
[Amended 11-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-12]
[1969, ch. 272, § 1; 1970 Code, Sec. 22-3; amended 11-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-12]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any ordinance promulgated under the authority of § 342-2 is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $50 for each offense. In addition, the incorporated town or Cecil County, Maryland, upon proof of any violation of any ordinance promulgated under § 342-2, may revoke or suspend any license issued under the authority of § 342-2 after affording reasonable opportunity to the licensee to be heard in his, her, or its defense.