2016 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 39 - Public Utilities and Carriers
Chapter 39-14.2 - Transportation Network Company Services
Section 39-14.2-18 - Controlling authority.
§ 39-14.2-18 Controlling authority.
All provisions of this chapter, with the exception of § 39-14.2-14, are hereby declared to be the sole jurisdiction of the division; § 39-14.2-14 is hereby declared to be the sole jurisdiction of the division and the department of business regulation. Cities, towns, and other local entities in the state are expressly prohibited from:
(1) Establishing any licensing or registration requirement or imposing any charge, fee, or tax on transportation network companies, transportation network company operators, or personal vehicles;
(2) Requiring a TNC driver to obtain a business license or any other type of similar authorization to operate within the jurisdiction; or
(3) Subjecting transportation network companies to the city, town, or local entity's rate, entry, operation, or other requirements; provided, however, that cities and towns may continue to impose excise taxes upon the legal owners of vehicles used to provide TNC services in a manner consistent with previous such taxation of private motor vehicles.
History of Section.
(P.L. 2016, ch. 346, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 367, § 1.)
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