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Upon receipt of an application for any taxi or commercial transportation driver's license under this chapter, the application shall be referred to the McCall police department which shall conduct an investigation to determine the suitability of the applicant to be licensed. The investigation shall require an applicant to provide information and fingerprints necessary to obtain criminal history information from the Idaho state police and the federal bureau of investigation pursuant to Idaho Code section 67-3008 and congressional enactment public law 92544. The McCall police department shall submit a set of fingerprints obtained from the applicant and the required fees to the Idaho state police bureau of criminal identification for a criminal records check of state and national databases. The submission of fingerprints and information required by this section shall be on forms prescribed by the Idaho state police. The McCall police department is authorized to receive criminal history information from the Idaho state police and from the federal bureau of investigation for the purpose of evaluating the fitness of an applicant for licensure. As required by state and federal law, further dissemination or other use of the criminal history information is prohibited. The applicant shall pay, in advance, the fees required by the Idaho state police bureau of criminal identification for the criminal records check.
It is unlawful for any person to drive any taxicab or commercial transportation vehicle upon the streets of the city without first complying with the following requirements and obtaining a taxicab or commercial transportation vehicle driver's license. No person shall be issued a license to drive, operate, or have charge of a taxicab or commercial transportation vehicle when that person:
(A) Is under the age of eighteen (18) years.
(B) Is required to register as a sex offender, pursuant to the sexual offender registration notification and community right-to-know act, Idaho Code section 18-8301 et seq., and the juvenile sex offender registration notification and community right-to-know act, Idaho Code section 18-8401 et seq.
(C) Has been, within five (5) years prior to the date of making application for such license, convicted of, paid any fine, been placed on probation, or is currently on probation or parole, received a deferred sentence, received a withheld judgment, sentenced to confinement (including options in lieu of confinement), or suffered the forfeiture of a bond for a felony involving the use or threat of violence against the person of another, or any felony involving the sexual enticement of minors.
(D) Has been, within five (5) years prior to the date of making application for such license, convicted of, paid any fine, placed on probation, or currently is on probation or parole, received a deferred sentence, received a withheld judgment, sentenced to confinement (including options in lieu of confinement), or suffered the forfeiture of a bond for any misdemeanor, involving:
1. Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and/or drugs or reckless driving;
2. The use of force against the persons or property of another;
3. The threat of force against the persons of another;
4. Theft or larceny;
5. Stalking, telephone harassment, or violations of protection orders or no contact orders;
6. The use, possession, or sale of illegal drugs; or possession of paraphernalia;
7. Contributing to the delinquency of a minor;
8. Possession of a concealed weapon; or
9. Illegal sexual activity.
(E) Has an outstanding warrant at the time of such application.
(F) Has had a similar license revoked by the city or any other city of this state or of the United States within the preceding five (5) years. No license shall be granted to any applicant nor may a licensee maintain an existing license in good standing where satisfactory proof is submitted that such applicant operates motor vehicles in an unskilled, dangerous or reckless manner; or habitually uses intoxicating liquor or drugs; or who repeatedly violates the laws of the city relating to traffic or to this chapter; or who violates the laws of the city while engaged in the business activity regulated by this chapter.
(G) A taxicab or a commercial transportation service driver's license shall not be issued to a person who, at the time of application for renewal of a license issued hereunder would not be eligible or qualified for such license upon a first application; and a licensee must continue to have and maintain all the qualifications; and none of the disqualifications provided herein throughout the license period. It shall be the duty of the licensee to immediately notify the clerk's office if any event, subsequent to the issuance of a taxicab or a commercial transportation service driver's license, renders the licensee ineligible or unqualified for such a license. Failure to continually maintain said requirements throughout the duration of the license may result in revocation of the taxicab or a commercial transportation service driver's license.
(H) Fails or refuses to provide the information or fingerprints requested during the investigative portion of the process conducted by the McCall police department.
(I) Fails the investigative portion of the process conducted by the McCall police department. (Ord. 938, 12-17-2015)