3-46-073  Registration emblems.
   A.   The department of business affairs and consumer protection shall issue to every license holder and to every transportation network provider registered in accordance with Section 3-46-070 of this chapter an annual registration emblem for every ground transportation vehicle that the license holder or transportation network provider provides or engages for use in the city, other than vehicles having a seating capacity of more than 24 passengers or vehicles required to display a sticker license emblem or a metal plate pursuant to Chapter 9-108, 9-112, 9-114 or 9-115 of this Code. The emblems shall be issued on or before April 1st of each calendar year to license holders of taxicabs, liveries and transportation network providers, and on or before August 1st of each calendar year to license holders of all other ground transportation vehicles. Emblems shall also be issued within ten days of initial registration in accordance with Section 3-46-070 of this chapter.
   B.   Every license holder that is required to pay the tax imposed by this chapter and every transportation network provider shall affix or display, in a manner determined by rule, a registration emblem issued by the department of business affairs and consumer protection on or in every ground transportation vehicle that is used in the city, other than vehicles having a seating capacity of more than 24 passengers or vehicles that are required to display a sticker license emblem or a metal plate pursuant to Chapter 9-108, 9-112, 9-114 or 9-115 of this Code. If a ground transportation vehicle does not affix or display a registration emblem as required by this subsection, then the license holder of the vehicle and the transportation network provider shall be prohibited from using or permitting the use of the vehicle as a ground transportation vehicle in the city.
   C.   The department of business affairs and consumer protection shall not issue a registration emblem to a license holder or transportation network provider if the license holder or transportation network provider has failed to file with the department a tax return for any month that it was required to pay or collect and remit the tax imposed by this chapter, or if the license holder or transportation network provider has failed to pay any tax, interest or penalty that has been assessed by the department, unless:
      (1)   The license holder or transportation network provider is contesting liability for the tax in a pending administrative or judicial proceeding; or
      (2)   The license holder or transportation network provider has filed a petition in bankruptcy and the full amount of the tax due to the city is dischargeable in bankruptcy; or
      (3)   The license holder or transportation network provider has entered into an agreement with the department for the payment of all the tax, tax, interest and penalty, and the license holder or transportation network provider is in compliance with the agreement.
   D.   Immediately upon the sale of any ground transportation vehicle, the seller or the purchaser shall remove the registration emblem from the vehicle. It shall be unlawful for the purchaser to use the vehicle unless the registration emblem has been removed.
   E.   Except as provided in subsection (C) of this section, any license holder or transportation network provider that has registered in accordance with Section 3-46-070 of this chapter may request the department of business affairs and consumer protection to issue a registration emblem if the license holder or transportation network provider acquires or engages for use a new, used or additional ground transportation vehicle.
(Added Coun. J. 3-26-96, p. 18807; Amend Coun. J. 7-30-97, p. 48760; Amend Coun. J. 11-19-08, p. 47220, Art. V, § 5; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-11, p. 13798, Art. I, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 5-28-14, p. 82771, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 2-22-17, p. 43916, Art. IX, § 1)