2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 65 - Motor Carriers
Article 7 - Transportation Network Company Services
Section 65-7-2 - Definitions.

NM Stat § 65-7-2 (2016) What's This?

65-7-2. Definitions.

As used in the Transportation Network Company Services Act:

A. "digital network" means an internet-supported application, software, program, website or system offered or utilized by a transportation network company that enables the prearrangement of transportation by passengers with transportation network company drivers;

B. "personal vehicle" means a vehicle that is used by a transportation network company driver and is:

(1) owned, leased or otherwise authorized for use by a transportation network company driver; and

(2) not a taxicab or other vehicle for hire;

C. "prearranged ride" means transportation provided by a transportation network company driver, which shall be deemed to commence when a driver accepts a transportation request through a digital network and continue until all passengers have exited from the personal vehicle at the destination requested by the rider. "Prearranged ride" does not include shared-expense vanpool or carpool arrangements or transportation provided using a taxicab, limousine or other vehicle for hire pursuant to the Motor Carrier Act [65-2A-1 through 65-2A-41 NMSA 1978];

D. "transportation network company" means a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or other entity that is licensed pursuant to the Transportation Network Company Services Act and lawfully operating in New Mexico that uses a digital network, but which shall not be deemed to control, direct or manage the personal vehicles or transportation network company drivers that connect to its digital network except where agreed to by written contract;

E. "transportation network company driver" or "driver" means an individual who:

(1) accepts a prearranged ride requested through a digital network and for a fee paid by a transportation network company rider to the transportation network company; and

(2) uses a personal vehicle to provide a prearranged ride through a digital network;

F. "transportation network company insurance" means a liability insurance policy that specifically covers a transportation network company driver's use of a transportation network company digital network; and

G. "transportation network company rider" or "rider" means a person who uses a digital network for a prearranged ride.

History: Laws 2016, ch. 80, 2.

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