Substitute House Bill No. 6586

Public Act No. 6

An Act Concerning Reciprocity Agreements for Motor Vehicles in Livery Service.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (a) The Commissioner of Transportation is authorized to enter into reciprocal agreements or plans on behalf of the state of Connecticut with the appropriate authorities of any state of the United States, or any political subdivision thereof, or the District of Columbia, granting reciprocity to motor vehicles in livery services, as defined in section 13b-101 of the general statutes. Any such reciprocal agreement or plan may include, but not be limited to the following: (1) Full reciprocity in accordance with such agreement or plan for livery services not based in Connecticut in exchange for equivalent reciprocity for Connecticut based livery services; (2) reciprocal exchange of audits of records of the owners of livery services by the states participating in any such agreement or plan; (3) any other matters which would facilitate the administration of such agreement or plan, including exchange of information for audits, enforcement activities and collection and disbursement of proportional registration fees for other jurisdictions in the case of Connecticut based livery services.

(b) Any reciprocity agreement, arrangement or declaration relating to livery services in effect on the effective date of this act, between this state and any jurisdiction not a party to any reciprocal agreement or plan authorized by subsection (a) of this section, or which relates to any matters not covered in such reciprocal agreement or plan, shall continue in force and effect until specifically amended or revoked as provided by law.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved April 9, 1999