[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Union 9-10-2002 by Ord. No. 4744 (Ch. 174B of the 1986 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to establish a fee for the preparation of a license to operate, for each limousine:
All persons licensed under this chapter must comply with N.J.S.A. 48:16-13 to 48:16-22.7, which sets forth all regulations for limousines in the State of New Jersey, and the Municipal Land Use Code of the Township of Union which regulates the location of limousines in the Township of Union.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CAR FOR HIRE
- An owner of a (one) limousine who stores his limousine at his home in the Township of Union, works for another company located outside of the Township of Union and who does not operate a limousine service within the Township of Union as a private business.
- Limousines providing transportation for funeral services.
- 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.
- PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS
- The location of the main place of business of the limousine
company in the Township of Union where limousine service is conducted,
where limousines are dispatched and where limousine drivers report
for duty.[Amended 2-25-2014 by Ord. No. 5293]
The fee for the preparation of the license to operate, for each limousine, shall be set at $50 per vehicle.
The Clerk of the Township of Union, upon the filing of the required insurance policy in the amount of $1,500,000 and payment of the fifty-dollar fee, shall issue, in duplicate, a license to operate, showing that the owner of the limousine has complied with the terms and provisions of N.J.S.A. 48:16-13 to 48:16-22.7.
The license to operate 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 same. In lieu of recital of insurance information required on the license, the owner of a limousine may affix to the original license retained within the limousine a notarized letter from an insurance company containing the same insurance information required in the recital, which shall constitute proof of insurance coverage, and which shall also be available for inspection by any police officer in the state. A copy of the notarized letter shall constitute proof to the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles that the applicant has complied with the insurance provisions.
[Amended 10-26-2004 by Ord. No. 4842]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail or in any other place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners for any term not exceeding 90 days or by a fine not exceeding $1,250 or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, to become effective on the effective date of this chapter.