Taxi Regulation Act 2003

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Number 25 of 2003


TAXI REGULATION ACT 2003


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Laying of regulations and orders before Houses of Oireachtas.

4.

Expenses.

PART 2

Commission for Taxi Regulation

5.

Establishment day.

6.

Establishment of Commission for Taxi Regulation.

7.

Seal of Commission.

8.

Independence of Commission.

9.

Principal function and objectives of Commission.

10.

Policy directions.

11.

Financial assistance to local authorities.

12.

Provision of services.

13.

Composition and procedure of Commission.

14.

Appointment and term of office of Commissioners.

15.

Deputy commissioner.

16.

Resignation and removal of Commissioners.

17.

Restrictions relating to Commissioners.

18.

Staff of Commission.

19.

Consultants.

20.

Membership of Houses of Oireachtas, European Parliament and local authorities by staff.

21.

Prohibition on unauthorised disclosure of information.

22.

Disclosure of interests.

23.

Superannuation of Commissioners.

24.

Superannuation of staff.

25.

Accountability of Commission to Committees of Oireachtas.

26.

Advances by Minister to Commission.

27.

Borrowings.

28.

Strategy Statements.

29.

Accounts and annual report.

30.

Commission to keep itself informed of certain matters.

31.

Publication of reports and codes of practice.

32.

Premises of Commission.

PART 3

Small Public Service Vehicle Regulation

33.

Commencement, Part 3.

34.

Regulation of small public service vehicles and their drivers.

35.

Appeal against refusal to grant, suspension or revocation of, licence.

36.

Mandatory disqualification for holding licence on conviction of certain offences.

37.

Tax clearance certification requirements for licence applicants.

38.

Register of licences.

39.

Conduct and duties of drivers of small public service vehicles.

40.

Regulation of passengers in small public service vehicles.

41.

Taximeter areas.

42.

Maximum fares.

43.

Prohibition on providing taxi or hackney, etc., service without licence.

44.

Penalties.

45.

Prosecution of summary offences.

46.

Fixed charges offences.

47.

Guidelines.

48.

Service certification.

49.

Authorised persons.

50.

Fees.

51.

Complaints procedure.

52.

Regulations under section 82 of Act of 1961.

PART 4

Advisory Council to Commission for Taxi Regulation

53.

Appointed Day.

54.

Establishment and membership of Advisory Council.

55.

Functions of Council.

PART 5

Amendment of Road Traffic Act 2002

56.

Amendment of section 23 of Act of 2002 (penalties).

57.

Amendment of Part 1 of First Schedule to Act of 2002 (penalty points).


Acts Referred to

Civil Service Regulation Act 1956

1956, No. 46

Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act 1993

1993, No. 8

Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001

2001, No. 50

Criminal Justice Act 1994

1994, No. 15

European Parliament Elections Act 1997

1997, No. 2

Finance Act 2002

2002, No. 5

Firearms and Offensive Weapons Acts 1925 to 1990

Freedom of Information Act 1997

1997, No. 13

Illegal Immigrants (Trafficking) Act 2000

2000, No. 29

Local Government Act 2001

2001, No. 37

Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2001

Non-Fatal Offences against the Person Act 1997

1997, No. 26

Organisation of Working Time Act 1997

1997, No. 20

Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2001

Road Traffic Act 1961

1961, No. 24

Road Traffic Act 2002

2002, No. 12

Sex Offenders Act 2001

2001, No. 18

Taxes Consolidation Act 1997

1997, No. 39

Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994

1994, No. 5

Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2001

Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act 1991

1991, No. 5

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Number 25 of 2003


TAXI REGULATION ACT 2003


AN ACT TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BODY TO BE KNOWN AS THE COMMISSION FOR TAXI REGULATION, OR, IN THE IRISH LANGUAGE, AN COIMISIÚN UM RIAL?IL TACSAITHE, TO DEFINE ITS FUNCTIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ADVISORY COUNCIL TO BE KNOWN AS THE ADVISORY COUNCIL TO THE COMMISSION FOR TAXI REGULATION, OR, IN THE IRISH LANGUAGE, AN CHOMHAIRLE DON CHOIMISIÚN UM RIAL?IL TACSAITHE, TO DEFINE ITS FUNCTIONS, TO AMEND THE ROAD TRAFFIC ACTS 1961 TO 2002 AND TO PROVIDE FOR CONNECTED MATTERS. [8th July 2003]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: