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As used in this chapter, certain terms are defined as follows:
(a) "Association" means a society, whether incorporated or not, organized for the purpose of benefitting a group of not less than fifteen (15) owners of public hacks by providing for its members, dispatching services, a uniform and distinctive color scheme, and collection and maintenance of operating records.
(b) "Company" means any person, partnership or corporation owning fifteen (15) or more public hacks having a uniform distinctive color scheme.
(c) "Driver" means the person in actual physical control of a public hack.
(d) "Independent operator" means any owner to whom either of the following applies:
(1) Is the owner of less than fifteen (15) public hacks;
(2) Does not provide his or her own dispatching services.
(e) "Owner" means any natural person, partnership or corporation having legal or equitable title to a public hack and includes lessors.
(f) "Public hack" or "Hack" means any vehicle whose owner or driver secures or accepts passengers for hire on the public streets, or in public or quasi-public places, including, but not limited to, hotels as defined by Section 363.08, and excepting carriages as defined in division (a) of Section 447.01 and vehicles operated by the Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.
(Ord. No. 1510-2019. Passed 12-2-19, eff. 12-4-19)