Any person who commits an offense listed in § 22-3752 against a taxicab driver who, at the time of the offense, has a current license to operate a taxicab in the District of Columbia or any United States jurisdiction and is operating a taxicab in the District of Columbia may be punished by a fine of up to one and 1/2 times the maximum fine otherwise authorized for the offense and may be imprisoned for a term of up to one and 1/2 times the maximum term of imprisonment otherwise authorized for the offense, or both.
Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 17-206, in the section name line, inserted "for offenses committed against taxicab drivers"; and substituted "operating" for "lawfully operating". Legislative History of Laws Law 13-307, the "Taxicab Drivers Protection Act of 2000", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 13-638, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 8, 2000, and December 5, 2000, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 21, 2000, it was assigned Act No. 13-515 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 13-307 became effective on June 9, 2001. Law 17-206, the "Transit Operator Protection and Enhanced Penalty Amendment Act of 2008", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No.17-233 which was referred to Public Safety and Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on March 4, 2008, and April 1, 2008, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on April 14, 2008, it was assigned Act No. 17-338 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 17-206 became effective on July 23, 2008. DC CODE § 22-3751 Current through December 11, 2012
(June 9, 2001, D.C. Law 13-307, § 2, 48 DCR 600; July 23, 2008, D.C. Law 17-206, § 2(a), 55 DCR 5168.)