2017 Tennessee Code
Title 7 - Consolidated Governments and Local Governmental Functions and Entities
Local Government Functions
Chapter 51 - Miscellaneous Governmental and Proprietary Functions
Part 10 - Tennessee Passenger Transportation Services Act
§ 7-51-1007. Regulation of entry into the business of providing passenger transportation service -- Limousine, sedan, shuttle and taxicab service.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 7-51-1007 (2017)
  • (a) In addition to exercising all the authority granted by all other provisions of this part, every governmental entity in any county having a population in excess of five hundred thousand (500,000), according to the 1990 federal census or any subsequent federal census, is empowered to regulate entry into the business of providing passenger transportation service, including, but not limited to, limousine, sedan, shuttle and taxicab service.
  • (b) As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1) "Limousine" means any motor vehicle except a taxicab or sedan designed or constructed to accommodate and transport passengers for hire, with an extended wheel base and expanded seating capacity designed for the transport of persons. The vehicle will have additional rear seating capacity, area, and comforts; and shall be designed to transport not more than fourteen (14) in number, exclusive of the chauffeur/driver, and the principal operation of which is confined to the area within the corporate limits of cities and suburban territory adjacent to the cities;
    • (2) "Sedan" means any motor vehicle, except a limousine or taxicab, designed or constructed to accommodate and transport passengers for hire, that does not have an extended wheel base or an expanded seating capacity designed for the transport of persons. The vehicle will have no additional rear seating capacity, area or comforts; shall be designed to transport not more than five (5) passengers, exclusive of the chauffeur/driver, and the principal operation of which is confined to the area within the corporate limits of cities and suburban territory adjacent to the cities, and not operated on a fixed route or schedule;
    • (3) "Shuttle" means any motor vehicle designed or constructed to accommodate and transport passengers for hire, not more than fifteen (15) in number, exclusive of the driver, and the principal operation of which is confined to the area within the corporate limits of cities and suburban territory adjacent to the cities, and operated on a fixed route or schedule;
    • (4) "Taxicab" means any motor vehicle except a limousine or sedan designed or constructed to accommodate and transport passengers for hire, not more than nine (9) in number, exclusive of the driver, and the principal operation of which is confined to the area within the corporate limits of cities and suburban territory adjacent to the cities, and not operated on a fixed route or schedule.
  • (c) In any county to which this section applies, limousines, sedans, shuttles and taxicabs, as defined in this section, shall comply with the safety rules and regulations and the liability insurance requirements contained in title 65, chapter 15.
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