S.I. No. 163/2014 - Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (Commencement) Order 2014.

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S.I. No. 163/2014 - Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (Commencement) Order 2014.

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Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in
“Iris Oifigiúil” of 4th April, 2014.
I, LEO VARADKAR, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 1 (2) of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (No. 37 of 2013), hereby order as follows:
1. This Order may be cited as the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (Commencement) Order 2014.
2. The day appointed as the day on which the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (No. 37 of 2013) in so far as it is not already in operation (other than section 49) comes into operation is 6 April 2014.
GIVEN under my Official Seal,
1 April 2014.
LEO VARADKAR,
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.
EXPLANATORY NOTE
(This Note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation)
This Order appoints 6 April 2014 as the date on which the provisions of Part 1 (in so far as it is not already in operation); Parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (other than section 49), 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12; and Schedule of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 , come into operation.
This Order provides for the commencement of all remaining sections, with the exception of section 49 (payment of fixed amount on service of summons) of the Act, including those relating to the repeal of the Taxi Regulation Act 2003 , licensing of Small Public Service Vehicles (SPSVs), regulation of the SPSV industry by the National Transport Authority, mandatory disqualification for holding SPSV driver licences on certain convictions, introduction of a demerit scheme, enforcement and administrative provisions.

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