Arkansas Code Title 23. Public Utilities and Regulated Industries § 23-13-720. Exclusive authority

(a)(1) Transportation network companies and transportation network company drivers are governed exclusively by this subchapter and any rules promulgated by the Arkansas Public Service Commission consistent with this subchapter.

(2) This subchapter does not limit the Arkansas Department of Transportation, the Division of Arkansas State Police, the Attorney General, other state agencies, law enforcement, and local governments within this state from enforcing state and federal laws or regulations of general applicability that apply to transportation network companies and transportation network company drivers.

(b)(1) Except as provided in subdivision (b)(2) of this section, a county, municipality, or other local entity shall not tax or license a transportation network company, a transportation network company driver, or a motor vehicle used by a transportation network company driver if the tax or license relates to providing transportation network company services or subjects a transportation network company to any type of rate, entry, operational, or other requirement of the county, municipality, or other local entity.

(2) A municipal airport commission created under the Airport Commission Act, § 14-359-101 et seq. , or a regional airport authority created under the Regional Airport Act, § 14-362-101 et seq. , may impose tolls and fees as authorized by §§ 14-359-109 and 14-362-109 upon a:

(A) Transportation network company;

(B) Transportation network company driver;  or

(C) Motor vehicle used by a transportation network company driver.


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