Tex. Occ. Code Section 2402.001

In this chapter:


“Department” means the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.


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


“Digitally prearranged ride” means a ride in a personal vehicle between points chosen by the passenger that is prearranged through a digital network.


“Personal vehicle” means a vehicle that:


is owned, leased, or otherwise authorized for use by a driver; and


is not a taxicab, limousine, or other vehicle regulated by a municipality under Section 215.004 (Taxicabs and Limousines), Local Government Code, or a joint airport board under Section 22.081 (Licensing of Vehicles for Hire and Passenger Transportation Services), Transportation Code.


“Transportation network company” means a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, or other entity that, for compensation, enables a passenger to prearrange with a driver, exclusively through the entity’s digital network, a digitally prearranged ride. The term does not include an entity that provides:


street-hail taxicab services;


limousine or other car services arranged by a method other than through a digital network;


shared expense carpool or vanpool arrangements; or


a type of ride service for which:
the fee received by the driver does not exceed the driver’s costs of providing the ride; or
the driver receives a fee that exceeds the driver’s costs associated with providing the ride but makes not more than three round-trips per day between the driver’s or passenger’s place of employment and the driver’s or passenger’s home.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 231 (H.B. 100), Sec. 1, eff. May 29, 2017.

Source: Section 2402.001 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­2402.­htm#2402.­001 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 2402.001’s source at texas​.gov