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§ 9-201. Permit requirements for common carriers

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic UtilitiesEffective: October 1, 2020

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Utilities (Refs & Annos)
Division I. Public Services and Utilities [Titles 1-15] (Refs & Annos)
Title 9. Carrier Companies (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Motor Carrier Companies (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2020
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 9-201
Formerly cited as MD PUBLIC UTIL COMP § 9-201
§ 9-201. Permit requirements for common carriers
Permit required
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a motor carrier permit is required for a passenger motor vehicle used in the transportation of persons for hire.
Permit not required
(b) A motor carrier permit is not required for:
(1) a motor vehicle used exclusively for the transportation of pupils to and from public or private schools;
(2) a motor vehicle operated for a period of not more than 3 months in any registration year in the transportation of persons employed at a cannery located in a county;
(3) taxicabs;
(4) public transportation for hire authorized to operate on the boardwalk in Ocean City;
(5) a vanpool operation as defined in § 11-175.1 of the Transportation Article;
(6) a local public transportation system established under a law enacted by the local governing body of a county or municipal corporation;
(7) subject to subsection (c) of this section, a motor vehicle used by a privately owned transportation company exclusively to provide transportation system services under a contract with the governing body of a county or municipal corporation or with a unit of State government;
(8) shuttle bus service operated by the University of Maryland, College Park Campus for students enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park Campus and, in exchange for payment by a municipal corporation in which the University of Maryland, College Park Campus operates shuttle bus service, transportation service on the shuttle bus to residents of the municipal corporation; or
(9) transportation services that a nonprofit organization provides through the use of a volunteer driver and the volunteer driver's personal vehicle.
Permit required for vehicles not used exclusively for common carrier
(c) A privately owned transportation company that provides transportation system services under a contract with the governing body of a county or municipal corporation or with a unit of State government shall obtain a motor carrier permit for motor vehicles that the company does not use exclusively to provide transportation system services under a contract with the governing body of a county or municipal corporation or with a unit of State government.
Public duties of common carriers
(d) The public duties of a common carrier may not be imposed on a person with respect to a vehicle for which a motor carrier permit is required under this section, if the vehicle is not actually engaged in public transportation.

Credits

Added by Acts 1998, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1998. Amended by Acts 2000, c. 602, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2000; Acts 2008, c. 346, § 1, eff. July 1, 2008; Acts 2008, c. 347, § 1, eff. July 1, 2008; Acts 2011, c. 373, § 1, eff. June 1, 2011; Acts 2011, c. 465, § 1, eff. July 1, 2011; Acts 2014, c. 442, § 1, eff. June 1, 2014; Acts 2016, c. 25, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2016; Acts 2020, c. 64, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020; Acts 2020, c. 65, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020.
Formerly Art. 78, § 32.
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 9-201, MD PUBLIC UTIL § 9-201
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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