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DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE <br /> COUNTY OF HAWAI`i <br /> STATE OF HAWAII <br /> RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE <br /> RULE 17 <br /> RULES AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO TAXICABS <br /> Rule 17.1 Purpose of Rules. <br /> These rules and regulations are intended to clarify and implement the provisions of <br /> Chapter 1S, Hawaii County Code,relating to public transportation. <br /> Rule 17.2 Definitions. <br /> For the purpose of these rules and regulations,the following terms,phrases,words and <br /> their derivations shall have the meaning given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, <br /> words used in the present tense include the future,words in the plural number include the <br /> singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number. The word"shall" <br /> is always mandatory and not merely directory. <br /> (a) "Certificate"means a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity issued by the <br /> Hawaii County Transportation Commission. <br /> (b) "Chief of Police"means the Chief of Police of the County of Hawaii or his duly <br /> authorized subordinates. <br /> (c) "Commission"means the Hawaii County Transportation Commission. <br /> (d) "Director"means the Director of Finance of the County of Hawaii or his duly authorized <br /> subordinate. <br /> (c) "Permit"means a taxicab driver's permit issued by the Director of Finance. <br /> (f) "Taxi"or"taxicab"means a vehicle designed to carry not more than eight passengers <br /> equipped with a taximeter operated by a taxicab driver,which is used in the movement of <br /> passengers for hire on the public highways and which is directed to a destination by the <br /> passenger for hire or on the passenger's behalf and which operates on call or demand. <br /> (g) "Taxicab company"means any person or entity which holds licenses for one or more <br /> taxicabs, leases motor vehicles to drivers to be used as taxicabs, or which operates a <br /> central dispatch service for one or more taxicabs. <br />