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  67.1800.  Definitions. — As used in sections 67.1800 to 67.1822, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Airport", Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and any other airport located within the district and designated by a chief executive;

  (2)  "Airport authority", an entity established by city ordinance regarding governance of the airport with representatives appointed by the chief executives of the city, county, and other approximate counties within the region;

  (3)  "Airport taxicab", a taxicab which picks up passengers for hire at the airport, transports them to places they designate by no regular specific route, and the charge is made on the basis of distance traveled as indicated by the taximeter;

  (4)  "Central repository", the Missouri state highway patrol central repository for compiling and disseminating complete and accurate criminal history records;

  (5)  "Chief executive", the mayor of the city and the county executive of the county;

  (6)  "City", a city not within a county;

  (7)  "Commission", the regional taxicab commission created in section 67.1804;

  (8)  "County", a county with a charter form of government and with more than one million inhabitants;

  (9)  "Criminal history record information", information collected by criminal justice agencies on individuals consisting of identifiable descriptions and notations of arrests, detentions, indictments, information, or other formal criminal charges, and any disposition arising there from sentencing, correctional supervision and release;

  (10)  "District", the geographical area encompassed by the regional taxicab commission;

  (11)  "Driver", an individual operator of a motor vehicle and may be an employee or independent contractor;

  (12)  "Hotel and restaurant industry", the group of enterprises actively engaged in the business of operating lodging and dining facilities for transient guests;

  (13)  "Municipality", a city, town, or village which has been incorporated in accordance with the laws of the state of Missouri;

  (14)  "On-call/reserve taxicab", any motor vehicle or nonmotorized carriage engaged in the business of carrying persons for hire on the streets of the district, whether the same is hailed on the streets by a passenger or is operated from a street stand, from a garage on a regular route, or between fixed termini on a schedule, and where no regular or specific route is traveled, passengers are taken to and from such places as they designate, and the charge is made on the basis of distance traveled as indicated by a taximeter;

  (15)  "Premium sedan", any motor vehicle engaged in the business of carrying persons for hire on the streets of the district which seats a total of five or less passengers in addition to a driver and which carries in each vehicle a manifest or trip ticket containing the name and pickup address of the passenger or passengers who have arranged for the use of the vehicle, and the charge is a prearranged fixed contract price quoted for transportation between termini selected by the passenger;

  (16)  "Taxicab", airport taxicabs, on-call/reserve taxicabs and premium sedans referred to collectively as taxicabs;

  (17)  "Taxicab company", the use of one or more taxicabs operated as a business carrying persons for hire;

  (18)  "Taximeter", a meter instrument or device attached to an on-call taxicab or airport taxicab which measures mechanically or electronically the distance driven and the waiting time upon which the fare is based.

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(L. 2002 H.B. 1041, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1233, et al.)

(2004) Collective group of independent St. Louis cab drivers and owners failed to establish equal protection violation of disadvantaging suspect class or impinging fundamental right.  United C.O.D. v. State, 150 S.W.3d 311 (Mo.banc).


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