June 1, 2012, Introduced by Reps. McMillin, Goike, Yonker and Gilbert and referred to the Committee on Transportation.
A bill to prohibit a municipality from prohibiting or imposing
certain regulations or conditions on the operation of jitneys.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 1. As used in this act:
(a) "Jitney" means a privately owned, shared ride service
using a vehicle that is capable of carrying up to 12 passengers,
traveling a semifixed route at least once per week. Jitney does not
include a limousine to which the limousine transportation act, 1990
PA 271, MCL 257.1901 to 257.1939, applies.
(b) "Municipality" means a county, village, city, or township,
or a subdivision or instrumentality of a county, village, city, or
Sec. 2. A municipality shall not do any of the following:
(a) Prohibit the operation or use of a jitney.
(b) Require a jitney to observe safety regulations that do not
apply to other privately owned vehicles.
(c) Require a jitney to purchase a franchise or surety bond.
(d) Regulate the prices, hours of operation, or route of a