New Jersey Statutes Title 39. Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulation 39 § 5H-2

As used in P.L.2017, c. 26 ( C.39:5H-1 et seq. ):

Applicant” means a person who applies to a transportation network company to be a transportation network company driver.

Chief Administrator” means the Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

Commission” means the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

Digital network” means any online-enabled technology application, service, website, or system offered or utilized by a transportation network company that enables the prearrangement of rides between transportation network company riders and transportation network company drivers.

Division” means the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety.

Machine-readable code or image” means an optical label that can be scanned using a special scanner or a personal mobile device with a built-in camera.

Personal vehicle” means a motor vehicle that is used by a transportation network company driver to provide prearranged rides and is owned, leased, or otherwise authorized for use by the transportation network company driver.  A personal vehicle shall not be considered an autocab or taxi as defined in R.S.48:16-1 , a limousine as defined in R.S.48:16-13 or section 2 of P.L.1997, c. 356 ( C.48:16-13.1 ), an autobus or jitney as defined in R.S.48:16-23 , a motor bus as defined in section 1 of P.L.1991, c. 154 ( C.17:28-1.5 ), or any other for-hire vehicle.  A personal vehicle shall not be considered an automobile as defined in subsection a. of section 2 of P.L.1972, c. 70 ( C.39:6A-2 ) while a transportation network company driver is providing a prearranged ride.

Prearranged ride” means the provision of transportation by a transportation network company driver to a transportation network company rider, beginning when a driver accepts a ride requested by a rider through a digital network controlled by a transportation network company, continuing while the driver transports a requesting rider, and ending when the last requesting rider departs from the personal vehicle.  A prearranged ride shall not include transportation provided using an autocab, taxi, limousine, autobus, jitney, motor bus, or other for-hire vehicle.  A prearranged ride shall not include ridesharing, as defined in R.S.39:1-1 .

Transportation network company” means a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, or other entity that is registered as a business in the State or operates in this State, and uses a digital network to connect a transportation network company rider to a transportation network company driver to provide a prearranged ride.  A transportation network company shall not include an individual, corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, or other entity arranging non-emergency medical transportation for individuals qualifying for Medicaid under P.L.1968, c. 413 ( C.30:4D-1 et seq. ) or Medicare under Pub.L.89-97 ( 42 U.S.C. s.1395 et seq. ) pursuant to a contract with the State or a managed care organization, whereby Medicaid or Medicare funding is used to pay for the non-emergency medical transportation services.

Transportation network company driver” or “driver” means a person who receives connections to potential riders and related services from a transportation network company in exchange for payment of a fee to the transportation network company, and uses a personal vehicle to offer or provide a prearranged ride to a rider upon connection through a digital network controlled by a transportation network company in return for compensation or payment of a fee.

Transportation network company rider” or “rider” means a person who uses a transportation network company's digital network to connect with a transportation network company driver to receive a prearranged ride from the driver using the driver's personal vehicle.


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