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(a) Before allowing an individual to accept trip requests through a TNC's digital platform:
(1) The individual shall submit an application to the TNC, which includes information regarding his or her address, age, driver's license, driving history, motor vehicle registration for vehicle ten model years or newer, automobile liability insurance, and other information required by the TNC;
(2) The TNC shall have a third party conduct, a local and national criminal background check for each applicant that shall include:
A. Multi-State/Multi-Jurisdiction Criminal Records Locator or other similar commercial nationwide database with validation (primary source search); and
B. National Sex Offender Registry database;
(3) The TNC shall obtain, and review, a driving history research report for such individual.
(b) The TNC shall not permit an individual to act as a TNC driver on its digital platform who:
(1) Has had more than three traffic offenses in the prior three-year period, or one major violation in the prior three-year period (including, but not limited to, attempting to elude the police, reckless driving, hit/run or leaving the scene, or driving on a suspended or revoked license);
(2) Has been convicted, within the past seven years, of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, fraud, sexual offenses, indecent exposure (Class 1 misdemeanor), use of a motor vehicle to commit a felony, a crime involving property damage, and/or theft, crimes of violence, felony possession/ distribution of controlled substances or acts of terror;
(3) Is a match in the National Sex Offender Registry database;
(4) Does not possess a valid driver's license;
(5) Does not possess proof of registration for the motor vehicle(s) used to provide TNC services;
(6) Does not possess proof of automobile liability insurance for the motor vehicle(s) used to provide TNC services; or
(7) Is not at least 18 years of age.
(c) The TNC shall prohibit the use or influence of drugs or alcohol by a driver while providing TNC services requested through the TNC's digital platform. If a TNC receives a complaint of such drug or alcohol influence or other activity prohibited in § 124.066, the TNC shall:
(1) Immediately revoke the driver's access to the TNC's digital platform until the duration of the investigation; and
(2) If the complaint is found to be true, the TNC shall permanently revoke the driver's license access to the TNC's digital platform. If the complaint is found to be untrue, the driver's access to the TNC's digital platform may be immediately reinstalled.
(Ord. 108-15, passed 11-2-2015)