City of Rahway, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Rahway 10-12-1993 by Ord. No. A-47-93. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Taxicabs — See Ch. 381.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LIMOUSINE SERVICE
Includes any automobile or motor car service with a carrying capacity of not more than nine passengers, not including the driver, for carrying passengers for hire, which is held out, announced or advertised to operate or run, or which is operated or run over any of the streets or public highways of this state, and which is hired by charter or for a particular contract or by the day or hour, or other fixed period, or to transport passengers to a specified place or places, or which charges a fare or price agreed upon in advance between the operator and the passenger. Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to include taxicabs, hotel buses, or buses employed solely in transporting school children or teachers, or autobuses.
PERSON
Includes any individual, copartnership, association, corporation, or joint-stock company, their lessees, trustees or receivers appointed by any court whatsoever.
STREET
Includes any street, avenue, park, parkway, highway or other public place.
No limousine service, whose principal place of business is in the City of Rahway, shall be operated wholly or partly along any street in Rahway until the owner of the limousine or limousine service shall have filed with the City Clerk an insurance policy, from an insurance company duly licensed to transact business under the insurance laws of this state, in the sum of $50,000. This policy shall protect against loss by reason of 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 ownership, maintenance or use of the limousine service upon any public street.
The owner of the limousine service shall execute and deliver to the City Clerk a power of attorney, whereby the owner shall appoint the City Treasurer his true and lawful attorney for the purpose of acknowledging service of any process out of a court of competent jurisdiction to be served against the insured by virtue of the indemnity granted under the insurance policy filed.
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Each person applying for a certificate of compliance shall fully complete the limousine license application form available at the City Clerk's Office.
B. 
A copy of the bill of sale for each limousine to be operated on the streets of Rahway shall be filed with the application for a certificate of compliance.
C. 
A copy of the vehicle registration shall be provided to the City Clerk within 48 hours of the vehicle's registration with the Division of Motor Vehicles.
[Amended 5-12-2003 by Ord. No. O-39-03]
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A fee of $50 per vehicle shall be paid to the City Clerk and shall accompany all applications for a certificate of compliance.
B. 
A one-time charge of $100 shall be paid to the City Clerk by each limousine business for a business license to operate such limousine service in the City.
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The City Clerk shall issue a certificate of compliance to the owner who has fulfilled the terms and provisions of this chapter.
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Nothing in this chapter shall preclude full compliance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, including N.J.S.A. 48:16-13 et seq.
[Amended 5-12-2003 by Ord. No. O-39-03]
C. 
Each applicant for a certificate of compliance shall also be responsible for registering each vehicle with the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles as set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:3-19.
[Added 5-12-2003 by Ord. No. O-39-03]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,250 or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both.