[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Vineland 3-8-1994 by Ord. No. 94-11; amended in its entirety 3-13-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-13 (Ch. 169 of the 1990 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Taxicabs — See Ch. 651.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
- Any individual, partnership or corporation that owns a limousine service.
- Includes any automobile or motor car used in the business of carrying passengers for hire to provide prearranged passenger transportation at a premium fare on a dedicated, nonscheduled, charter basis that is not conducted on a regular route and with a seating capacity in no event of more than 14 passengers, not including the driver, provided that such a vehicle shall not have a seating capacity in excess of four passengers, not including the driver, beyond the maximum passenger seating capacity of the vehicle not including the driver at the time of manufacture. Nothing in this chapter contained shall be construed to include taxicabs, hotel buses, buses employed solely in transporting schoolchildren or teachers, vehicles owned and operated directly or indirectly by businesses engaged in the practice of mortuary science when those vehicles are used exclusively for providing transportation related to the provision of funeral services, autobuses which are subject to the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation or interstate autobuses required by federal or state law or regulations of the Department of Transportation to carry insurance against loss from liability imposed by law on account of bodily injury or death.
- LIMOUSINE SERVICE
- The business of carrying passengers for hire by limousine.
- Any street, avenue, park, parkway, highway or other public place.
An owner of a limousine service having his or her principal place of business in the City of Vineland must obtain a license for said service from the Municipal Clerk of the City of Vineland as hereinafter provided.
Applications for licenses shall be made in writing, upon forms provided by the City of Vineland, signed by the applicant before a notary public or another person duly authorized to administer oaths, and filed with the Municipal Clerk. Said applications shall contain or be accompanied with the following:
The name, age and residence of applicant.
If a partnership, the names, ages and residences of all partners, along with the business address of the partnership.
If a corporation, the names, ages and residences of its president, secretary and treasurer, along with its certificate of incorporation and a certified copy of the corporate resolution authorizing the application. Applications made by corporations shall be signed in its name by the president and attested by the secretary.
Copy of an insurance policy, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 48:16-14, for $1,500,000 against loss by reason of the liability imposed by law upon every limousine owner for damages on account of bodily injury or death suffered by any person as the result of an accident occurring by reason of the ownership, maintenance or use of the limousine upon any public street.
Name of insurance company, the number and the date of expiration of the policy, a description of every limousine insured thereunder and the registration number of the same.
A certificate of compliance attesting that the applicant has complied with all state statutes governing limousine services.
A nonrefundable limousine license fee of $50 per year.
The Municipal Clerk, upon the filing of the required application, its attachments and fee, shall issue, in duplicate, a license to operate a limousine service showing that the applicant has complied with the terms and provisions of this chapter.
The license shall recite the name of the insurance company, the number and date of expiration of the policy, a description of every limousine insured thereunder and the registration number of the same.
A new license issued under this chapter shall be valid from its date of issuance until December 31 of the same year. Thereafter, a renewal license shall be valid for one year from January 1 until December 31.
A person who owns and operates a limousine in any street in this state in violation of any state statute referenced in this chapter shall be subject to the penalties as prescribed by law.
A person who owns and operates a limousine in any street in this City and fails to obtain a limousine license issued by the Municipal Clerk shall be punishable, upon conviction, as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty. The Municipal Court shall have jurisdiction to collect and enforce the penalty for failure to obtain a limousine license.