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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
DISQUALIFYING CRIMINAL CONVICTION.
Any felony convictions, any conviction involving a controlled substance or violence, theft, or endangering the welfare of a child or incompetent.
DISQUALIFYING MOTOR VEHICLE CONVICTIONS. Certification as a habitual offender by the Division of Motor Vehicles of the Department of Safety, conviction for operating after certification as a habitual offender, reckless driving, disobeying an officer, and/or driving while under the influence of drugs or liquor, aggravated driving while intoxicated, or similar out-of-state offenses.
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR. Any person, firm, corporation, or association registered as a business with the Secretary of State, State of New Hampshire, and who enters into a contract, lease, or agreement with a taxicab business to provide service or benefit to that taxicab business. The definition of INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR shall include the definitions and protections as provided for under R.S.A. 275, Payment of Wages; R.S.A. 275-E, Whistleblowers' Protection Act; and R.S.A. 281-A, Workers' Compensation Law; all rules, regulations, standards and interpretations as set forth by the New Hampshire Department of Labor; and all applicable rulings by the court system of the state.
MEDALLION. A single metal plate issued by the City Clerk to identify that the motor vehicle is a taxicab licensed to operate in the city of Manchester.
REVOCATION. The permanent loss of a license to operate a taxicab business or drive a taxicab in the city.
SUSPENSION. The temporary loss of a license to operate a taxicab business or drive a taxicab in the city.
TAXICAB. Any motor vehicle, having a manufacturers rated capacity of not more than seven passengers, used in the call and demand transportation of passengers from within the limits of the city to a destination inside or outside of the city, for compensation to or from points chosen or designated by the passengers and not operated on a fixed schedule, between fixed termini, or any such vehicle leased or rented, or held for leasing or renting, with or without driver or operator. This definition shall not include: a motor vehicle subject to regulation by the Public Utilities Commission of the state; sightseeing buses or limousines designed to carry eight persons or more from a fixed place to places of interest about the city; or motor vehicles collecting fares by tickets or coupons sold for interstate transportation.
TAXICAB BUSINESS or TAXICAB COMPANY. Any person, firm, corporation, or association engaged in the business of transporting passengers in a taxicab from one destination to another for a fee. A taxicab company may provide its own dispatching service or lease such service. A taxicab company may lease its vehicles to independent contractors and/or employ its own drivers.
TAXICAB DISPATCH COMPANY. Any person, firm, corporation, or association engaged in the business of providing dispatch service for taxicabs for the purpose of transporting passengers from one destination to another for a fee.
TAXICAB DRIVER. Any individual who shall drive a taxicab.
(Ord. passed 4-4-95; Am. Ord. passed 10-3-00)